“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
A common misguided belief is that positive thinking will fix everything in your life. Somehow by ignoring the negative things that happen and focusing on positive thoughts–no matter what–will miraculously turn everything to puppies and rainbows.
Granted, I believe there is a great deal of truth to positive thinking; but there are limitations that must first be understood. The real secret is that you are still going to have negative thoughts, and bad things are going to happen to you.
Once this is realized, one can move forward with appropriate positive affirmations. Trying to cover up the dark side of yourself will not fix anything. Instead, it will just temporarily hide that aspect of yourself.Read More