In our last blog we said your thoughts are like the great variety of life forms that inhabit the ocean. Let’s step out of our ocean analogy for a moment and find out why positive thinking, as it is presently practiced, does not work. We tend to think that negative and positive thoughts are two different conditions of the same perception just like hot and cold are two different conditions of water. If hot water were considered negative and cold water positive then all we have to do is add enough cold water to the hot and it will quickly become cold. Some feel that adding enough positive thoughts to a negative perception will turn it into a positive perception but in reality that model does not work. Those of us who try to overpower a negative perception with positive thoughts are deluding ourselves. It takes a great deal of energy to maintain a positive attitude in a negative situation. It takes virtually no energy at all to perceive a positive situation. In reality a negative perception and a positive perception are not two different conditions of the same perception. In actuality they are two completely different perceptions. They are apples and oranges. Trying to turn apples into oranges by combining the two only makes a mess. Trying to convince yourself that a mess is not a mess is a form of denial that is both damaging and draining.
In later blogs we will devote a good deal more time to the fallacy that positive thinking, and the law of attraction improves our quality of life.