HOW OPTIMISTIC AND POSITIVE CAN ONE GET?
Can you become too optimistic positive in their thinking? I personally doubt it, but it’s nothing for most of us to concern ourselves with.
A few around the world devote their entire lives as religious monastics or secular meditionalists attempting to completely conquer and subdue the negative thoughts in their minds — and even few among these would avow complete success in their effort. Others, have found themselves in catastrophatic conditions during their lives, and have found redemption in their mental ability to focus their mind on the positive (Victor Frankl’s inspirational book, Man’s Search For Meaning [citing] — an autobiography of his experience in a Nazi concentration camp — among others, comes to mind).
Only the very rare among us are able to truly approach an ultimate state of transcendant, mental positivity.
For most of us, however, a little improvement can glean significant happiness benefits…
BEING HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS
In the final analysis, however, transcendence is the ultimate quest. For in the most important sense of all, optimism and positive thought simply boils-down to a simple affirmation:
No matter what actually happens, I’ll be happy!
In it’s finest meaning, “Devolop Your Positive, Optimistic Thinking” teaches that our mind and our thoughts create the ultimate sense of the realities we find ourselves in. And given the choice we all have, we can choose whether to view these realities as “heaven” or “hell.”
Given this natural power any of us can exercise and develop, the true transcendence of actual life is possible…
After all, human happiness is nothing more than an internal psychological experience. It only exists in our mind. And though our minds have evolved to react to outside circumstances to guide our survival through life, there’s no psychological reason for these outside stimuli to completely determine our conscious experience. We have a lot of conscious say in the matter, if we decide to exercise and develop our mental rigor.
So why not say: “I’m going to be happy, no matter what happens!”