I am surprised there has not been a bigger response to this topic. But then again, when we first come to this board it is generally because we are feeling negative about ourselves, and about our world.
Surviving cancer really woke me up to the power of positive thinking. I now have three books on the subject borrowed from the cancer support library, including one by Louise Hay. I'm trying to get it into my head that I am what I think, and that the more positive I am about my self, the more positive people I will attract into my life.
Being a basically negative person, I hate to tell you this ... it seems to be working!!!
Hallelujah sister. I have seen this topic sitting here and quite frankly, don't know why i haven't yet posted. Positive thinking is all there is in the end. It is the ONLY thing that has helped me survive the mess i am in now. I do believe there is a place for sadness and grief and that it's important to process it. But...the ultimate goal is to get HERE in a relatively timely fashion.
Sorrow, grief, pain, life changing events...they are all great catalysts to enlightenment and peace. I'm glad to hear that you are here!!!
Post by sunflwrs4evr on Aug 26, 2012 9:28:53 GMT -8
hope you are doing well fairydust. I am glad this post is still here. I too am surrendering the sorrow, grief, pain, and putting my life changing events into perspective as i write this. I am fighting with every ounce of me to get back into the game of life. Next week my life will be changing in so many many ways and I am literally scared I am not ready for all of them. A change here and there wouldnt be so scary I think. I have waited and worked so hard to be where I am today, and yet I am so scared and all i want to do is to hide and isolate. Next week I go back to class after having about 5 days off from the most overwhelming and anxiety provoking summer online master classes of my life. I had to take 3 separate courses instead of the usual two, which is hard enough and I feel very very drained, and not wanting to do anything. I feel like i am in a funk and trying desperately to get out of it. I had to get back on my antidepression meds a couple of weeks ago, hoping it would help me with my panic attacks and depression. I have to embrace and accept my menopausal moods which are at times very uncomfortable and challenging. I am powerless over it all, and doing my best to let my hp take over and do for me what I cannot do. Is it working, yea for the most part.
The funny thing is that whatever that was put in front of me I have walked thru it with grace and my head up high. It's like i fight with myself the entire time. A big part of me knows I will do it, and the other part of me fights and kicking all the way, why the constant struggle. Sounds like I have to have a talk with my inner child. I have these few days off but yet I am not going out and enjoying them. I am staying home and feeling safe in my surroundings.
Next week I will be going back to 2 new courses one of which is my internship until May when i graduate. My car is having engine problems, not sure if it will survive until i graduate and find a job. I will have to be and dress professionally, so much so fast, its do able....Just my inner child is not liking this. She wants to do what she wants to do and when she wants to do it. Thanks for allowing me to get my thoughts and feelings out, i have been keeping them in and it makes it all worst. Sun
LJ, its great to know that at the end of all of this, there will be enlightenment and peace. I must totally let go and let God.
Post by brainhealth on Aug 26, 2012 12:59:18 GMT -8
I have downloaded Louise hay to my ipod. She is great. Yes, positive thinking is good. It really is the only way forward. Living life's experiences however intrudes like static on a radio programme. It weakons our resolve. That's where meditation, yoga, Tai Chi etc come in handy. They allow us a break from the static.
Hope all you guys have an easier time of it in the days ahead.
Decide where you want to be, then take the steps to be there. But, most important of all, believe that you can get you there.