What if "Positive Thinking" was completely wrong or completely unnecessary? I don't mean "thinking positive", I mean, "positive thinking". What's the difference?
Positive thinking is something that people "try to do". We've all seen the extreme cases where someone is "positive" all the time. They talk positive, act positive (happy, happy, joy, joy) --- except it's really just a facade.
Think about it like this. What happens when you pour clean water into dirty water? Does the dirty water get clean or does the clean water get dirty?
If you think about it that way, the solution is really quite simple. You don't dump a bunch of positive thinking into a dirty brain. Instead, you have to get rid of the negative thinking,
What would that be like? You wouldn't have to "try to be positive". You would just be positive -- automatically. You would have a comfortable, confident, and content feeling -- a feeling of serenity (that feeling of knowing that everything is really okay).
That is a major shift from how most people think about personal development and positive thinking. They try to "do positive thinking". When you get rid of negative thinking, you don't have to try to think positive...you just are (it's more of a state of being than something that you do).
So, the point of personal development and positive thinking books is really about learning how to think once you've freed your mind from negativity (and some of them actually teach you how to get rid of the negativity as well).
What are your opinion? Agree? Disagree?