Having an optimistic/positive mindset is, absolutely, a great way to live in the world. It works much better than a negative one. Is there any doubt about that?
Maybe you have tried a positive mindset, but things still don’t seem to get any better. There are reasons for this less-than-spectacular result. If your underlying messages are negative, a topping of whipped up positive attitude and a dusting of chocolate won’t be very effective. The core of who you are needs to shift.
A positive attitude piled on top of old, stuck ideas and limiting beliefs rarely is able to lift you beyond the ordinary life of struggle and fear. Beliefs, such as you are “not enough” or “not loveable,” anchor you down even when you fill your mind with uplifting thoughts.
If you claim a positive attitude about life and then share a long list of people and situations to blame and complain about, something is amiss. If your energy is low and you lack motivation, your body is speaking louder than your attitude. If you lack patience and compassion, your heart has closed down, and all the positives you throw at it won’t work.
Another barrier to real optimism is the ego mind, which too often refuses to give up its addictions to fear, anger, and the need for power and control. The ego is only positive when you are fearfully in obedience.
1. A higher mind’s positive sense of the world of possibilities
2. An open, kind, and loving heart
3. A body that is alive, vibrant, and full of energy
4. A deep connection with your soul
Real life-changing optimism arises from your soul. This is the part of you that is infinite and directly connected to the Universal Mind—the Source of all creation. Maybe “god” really stands for the “Great Optimizing Divine” mind.