There has been so much sources on the internet that are promoting positive thinking. Mostly it comes from the whole New Age ideologies, but it’s something very rooted in our nature to want to experience only the ‘good’ thoughts, and only the nice and fuzzy emotions — that are the result of positive thoughts/thinking.
Now within that way of talking about ‘the power’ of positive thinking, and that we should only ‘think positive’ and be ‘optimistic’ always. There has been all the new age speakers, channelers, life coaches type people — all speaking over and over and over again how important and how much beneficial is positive thinking. Including “The Secret” that was a compilation of certain concepts that has been running all over the new age communities, based on the law of attraction — where positive thinking is presented as something new, like a ‘lost key’ that we’re discovering just now.
But if one look honestly at it, the concept in itself is based on denial of the obvious. Everyone, always tries to get the ‘positive’ emotional reactions, we like ‘moths to the light’ tried always as human beings get to the ‘positive’ state of the ‘highest joy’ of the ‘highest positive peak experience’ (like orgasm), but this applies to anything. When we feel low — we try to get ‘back’ to the positive state, when we feel ‘good’ we try to prolong it. It’s rooted within the human nature, to always seek for the high/positive energy, and to get to that obviously everyone tries to think about the ‘good stuff’ the, ‘nice memories’ and tries to ‘go away’ from the negative ones.
So in face of that — how can we perceive positive thinking, law of attraction, seeking your highest joy (or anything along these lines) to be a solution? Or even how can we perceive it as something new? It’s not new, it’s the way how the human being reacts as the mind system, trying to run away from the negative and stay in the positive as long as possible. Trying to banish the ‘negative’ thoughts and only experience positive charges — which are created through thinking positive thoughts. The race after ‘energy’ of and as positive experiences/feelings, is a race that everyone participates in, every alcoholic does, every junkie does, every rapist, everyone that abuses power for their own profit — they are all ‘postivie thinkers’ and they all live in alignment with the law of attraction. They don’t think about the ‘bad’ things, about anything but their experience and try to stay in the postivie experiences — they just enjoy the moment, they enjoy the ‘positive energy’ and try to ignore the negative.