April 30, 2012

Spiritual Thought of the Day

Resilience and bouncing back is all about what you decide to make of any negative situation and what you're going to do with it. The faster you move on to a positive emotion, the better off you are. The inclination of our times is to think that talking about every negative thing that ever happened to you to a therapist is often not about resilience and healing, but is rather about creating victims. These 'victims' talk about their negative issues far too long without making significant plans to "feel better" and to "feel good". We are a nation of people psychologized into being "victims", talking bout the game, rather than actively playing it, and resenting the fact that we aren't. We give much too much attention to what is wrong rather than what is right. We focus much too much light on problems and negative feelings and not nearly enough with getting on with it. We are made to be resilient and to "bounce back". And the process of healing depends on the forward moving process of growth to bring strength, resilience and "bounce back". 

The Emotional Gym is about getting on with it, about your capacity to feel positive feelings and to build strong emotional muscle into your life without dwelling on every negative event and emotion that has occurred in your life. 

Growing the Positive Mind, Dr. William K. Larkin

1 comment:

  1. This struck me as if it is an undeniable truth that has only just been identified. So good May.