I see there are studies about the way we think and the effects of it. Like if you think it, then it's most likely to happen.
So my question is: What was you're last experience generated by the positive thinking?
Also, I would like to know about negative thinking too.
My main observation so far it that events won't happen until we make them happen, weather good or bad, simple or complex.
Someone told me to think positive and I still find it the hardest task.
Yesterday, I sat in awe of the world and was filled with a sensation of love that seemed interconnected with the universe. Most cynics would call this a delusion, go off on a tirade regarding people like me, being responsible for the misery of the world... in general try to bring me down.
This experience, was generated by positive thinking and simply letting go of negativity. It was brought on, simply by thinking of the good things in life, and letting myself appreciate them.
When I go to work, I focus on the good things rather than the bad. I know, my coworkers are going to slack off, my boss is going to hand over his responsibilities to me while he socializes with his superiors, that I am going to come home aching in pain.. but, I have a job - something I did without for nearly five years. I also am not stuck there, should I not want to be there. I actually enjoy what I do, even though there are negatives in it.
If I solely focused on the negatives, without looking for the positives then I would not care for the job in the least bit, I too would be slacking off, and probably fired. Plus, it would likely set me in a depression as I looked further and further into the absolute pointlessness to life.
To let go of negative thought, you must first let go of your ego. The ego, the person you expect yourself to be, the persona you and society has built an identity around negativism. You have to rebuild yourself, and your world view. You have to put fourth an effort, because wrestling with the ego is no simple matter. It is much like an addiction, and you will be constantly finding justification in maintaining it.
Thinking positively, does not mean you will be unhindered by life. It does not mean you will never experience tragedy, nor does it mean you will be incredibly successful in life. It simply means, you are able to appreciate what you do have in life, and gain joy from it.
It is all about perspective, you can focus your attention on the bad things, or you can look for the good things. Of course, not everyone is gonna be capable of doing this - I imagine severe depression would put a hinder on anyone and represent a major obstacle to achieving a positive outlook on life.