Do You TRUST That The Answers Are Out There?
I was thinking about my post yesterday on running into brick walls in life this morning. I think there is more to say on this topic.
The question is: Do You Believe The Answers For You Are Out There?
Easy To Say, Hard To Do
This question sounds very simple on the surface, but it is actually a very complicated question. Your personally answer to this question is likely to be more complicated than you might want to initially believe as well.
A belief is not something you can just decide on once. As soon as you say you want to believe something, there will often be doubts that spring up. They will keep springing up over and over again too.
You can’t just squash them once. You have to monitor your thoughts and alter your thinking over and over again.
If you don’t run into the problem that I just mentioned, it could be that you are believing in the wrong things. This last sentence belongs in the ‘difficult to explain’ category. But some people will immediately understand what I am talking about. Just think about it more and you may see it.
Changing our thinking is indeed very important. However, changing it in the right direction is infinitely more important. If you alter your mind to accept wrong principles and you hurt people as a result, the consequences end up being severe. Perhaps the even go beyond, fines, incarceration and loss of liberty?
There Is Enough Anecdotal Evidence
There is plenty of evidence that you mind can affect your life in major ways. The experiences of many people, both personal and from the perspective of an observer have been well documented.
One notable example that come to mind are the work of Dr. Bernie Siegel. He was a surgeon who discovered that what his patients thought had a LOT to do regarding whether their cancer would go into remission or not.
He found that more self centered people, when they changed their mindset to a more compassionate loving one, would often find their cancer disappeared. (remission). That is truly amazing. He has written several books on the topic and you can read as many of them as you want.
Many similar stories from other sources exist. There are remarkable stories that document the influence of our state of mind and our thoughts on our bodies and even our lives.
There are also stories that show the opposite effect. Perhaps you have heard of a story about someone being told they had cancer when they actually did not. Upon death, an autopsy shows that there is not cancer. So, what did the person die of then? Bad thoughts?
Is Positive Thinking The Answer?
I’m not a big proponent of ‘positive thinking’. I am certainly against negative thinking though, as it does little good. The only time that type of thinking is helpful is when you need critical thinking skills.
However, negative thinking in general, at best, does not help. On the other hand, it is easy to see that it can do a great deal of harm. So you might as well nix the negative garbage now.
If you are going to talk about ‘positive thinking’ it needs to be the long term kind. Not the superficial kind that is easy to lose site of.
As Voltaire alluded to in his literary work, Candide, You MUST weed the garden of your mind. Failure to do so can be disastrous.
As I mentioned above, it appears to me, and I hope you agree by now, that simple positive thinking is not the right answer. You must work on your thoughts and alter your ‘state of mind’. That can take work and time to really do. You have to be on your guard against the negative all of the time!
About That Brick Wall
As I talked about before. You have to trust that the answers are out there. Otherwise, how can you ever find them?
We are so tiny when you think about the size of our planet, our solar system, our galaxy and finally: the Universe. Despite all of the evidence right in front of your eyes, are you able to believe that the Universe is a fundamentally good and intelligent?
Do you trust that as you focus on good that you can find your way through the darkness and around your personal brick walls? I suggest reading Zhuan Falun. It’s a book that I have read many times. Perhaps it is just what you need to view the Universe in a different way?