A new article has been added to the positive thinking section of the website, called “Being Positive in good times and bad times”. Here is an excerpt from it:
“Though there so much talk about positive thinking, few really understand what it is. Being positive doesn’t mean ignoring what is happening around you and living within some kind of a “positive bubble”.
You cannot expect someone going through problems or disasters, or living in difficult circumstances, to ignore to his/her present condition and start thinking positively right away.
It is easier to think positively when in comfortable situations, but not when in the midst of problems, disasters or a harsh situation, unless you are trained.
Being positive, like any other skill, requires gradual development and training. No one can speak a new foreign language, before studying and practicing for some time. A person, who is not trained, cannot lift heavy barbells or run or swim like an athlete.
Saying that everything is going to be all right, smiling with no reason or ignoring problems and dificulties, without trying to solve them, is not being positive. It is being unpractical.”