Recently I found out about the power of positive thinking and I have tried to share it with those around me. I have come to realize that most people are not open to it and I began to wonder why. I mean why in the world would someone shut down something that is so easy and yet so powerful?
I found that people have been taught that positive thinking does not work. They have been told all of their lives that they will only get what they work hard for and that nothing comes easy. It is very difficult for them to wrap their minds around the idea that just by being positive they could have all the things they want in their lives.
I also found that people don’t want to take responsibility. You see if they are to accept that positive thinking brings positive change in their lives they would have to accept that all the negative things were brought about by their negative thinking. They would have to take responsibility for every negative thing that has happened in their own lives and understand that they did it to themselves.
People do not like change. Change is what is needed if you want to think more positively each day. People tend to fight against change and they would rather keep their life as it is than endure some form of change. It does not matter if the change is for the better, people will always resist change and it is sad to say that these people will never live a better life than what they are living right now.
People really don’t like to get their hopes up. They are afraid if they actually hope for something and put faith in it than it will fail. They wonder where it will leave them if what they put their faith in fails. So they do not put their faith in anything. The thing is that with positive thinking, you are putting your faith in yourself, and in the universe as a whole. If you can’t trust the universe than how are we floating around on this big rock? If you can’t trust yourself, you have a lot more work to do.
People don’t want to sound crazy. When I first heard myself talking to someone about positive thinking I realized if I were someone ease dropping I would have thought the two of us were crazy. I am lucky to have a close friend who introduced me to positive thinking that I can talk to about it but I understand those who are afraid of looking like the nut. Until they overcome caring what others think, they will not be able to accept that positive thinking can change their life.
It is hard when you know how to change people’s lives and cannot get them to listen to the idea. When you sit back and see all the bad things people are going through knowing that you have the answer but they will not listen. I learned that they can’t accept the answer until they have grown enough to utilize positive thinking. Plant the seed in their mind and maybe one day they will look back on it and remember what you told them.