Positive Thinking




“Excerpt from The Way Within”

“Positive thinking makes changes to the ‘me’, but the ‘me’ is an illusion. ‘Me’ is just an old story you have been telling the world about who you are.”




My two cents: We reframe negative thoughts about I, me, mine to positive thoughts about I, me, mine.

Meditation/Mindfulness prefers to be present without needing positive thoughts about “I” to be happy.

A mindfulness practice does not require positive thoughts as a crutch.

The happiest monks waste little time cultivating positive thoughts to find happiness.

Their time is focused on being present, aware and content.

Happiness is not found in thought.

Do you believe this?



4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Linda Torrel on February 6, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    “The wound is the place where the light comes in” Rumi.

  2. It is the place where healing starts

  3. I believe you have to cultivate happiness by being mindful about what and who you allow into your space, how you contribute to the world around you, and by practicing gratitude. I think gratitude is one way to be present in the moment. Now back to your question, I think happiness is found in doing and being, not in thought.

  4. I agree totally

    Nice response

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