Why do I believe in the power of positive thinking, and how does it make a difference in your life?
It turns out that most people don't understand how the brain works; they don't know that positive thinking can actually make their life worse rather than better.
At the most basic level, positive thinking doesn't have anything to do with the content of your thoughts. It has a great deal to do with the way the brain operates.
Your brain is an affirming machine that affirms the negative just as easily as the positive; it affirms the bad just as easily as the good.
Your brain is positive about many things that are factually untrue. And when you are positive about the wrong things, your positive thinking actually gets you into trouble.
The affirmative powers of the brain are immense, and often those powers are destructive.
Negative thoughts could not do their dastardly deed without the help of a brain that is an accessory to the crime.
It turns out that positive thinking is not always positive when you are affirming dark, destructive thoughts.
When you are dealing with dark negative thoughts, you need to understand positive thinking for what it is and what it is not. You need to understand what it can and cannot do. You need to understand how it can help you, and how it can get you into trouble. You need to learn how to use positive thinking to make your life better rather than worse.
This is your opportunity to make positive thinking into a strong ally that makes your life better.