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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Power of Positive Thinking

"Reaching to Forever" MM Sikes
This morning, CBS Sunday Morning had a segment on Positive Thinking that I watched with great anticipation. What a disappointment!

The main conclusion one could draw from the presentation was that positive thinking may be bad for you. That was the view I gathered from comments made from several folks in the medical profession. What?!!

I believe in positive thinking. I know that if I get down and negative about things, I get sick. That's when I'm more likely to have colds and other ailments.

People with positive outlooks spread cheer. They seem to have an aura of brightness around them. That kind of aura promotes well-being. It is not negative to think positively. It is not a bad thing for one's health to believe he/she will get better. The mind has a great deal of power. I would like for CBS to revisit this issue with a more in depth investigation of the power of positive thinking.

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bad for you? Now that is just nuts! Negative energy drains - how on earth could that be good for you?
Just keep your positive attitude, Monti!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti - absolutely agree ... 'Always look on the bright side of life' ... Too true .. cheers Hilary

vinnie said...

Though positive thinking is beneficial to ones health I find that many positive thinkers are also braggarts!!!

Monti said...

Alex, thanks so much for your comment!

Hilary, bright side of life is a far better view than the dark side! Thanks!

Vinnie, that's an interesting observation that I suspect may be true for some. Thank you.

Enid Wilson said...

Always good to know the opposite view but I can form my own opinion. Positive thinking is great!

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Monti said...

Thank you, Enid. I guess the opposite view surprised me.

Amy Sikes said...

Well...I actually took something different away from that segment. I didn't think they were saying it was BAD for you, but that people need to be allowed NOT to think positively if that's what they want. And that the weight of "You MUST think positively!" could be hard for a very sick person to bear. Or that telling someone they're sick because they didn't think positively enough is pretty harsh.

I agree with those things. People need to feel that they can deal with their illness however they like, and they REALLY should not be told that they're sick because of their thoughts. How cruel that would be!

Just my .02. :)

DazyDayWriter said...

I agree, Monti! The topic needs depth to be meaningful. Have a wonderful weekend. --Daisy

Monti said...

I was expecting something more on the line of the importance of positive thinking. That program went in a different direction that I found disappointing. Thanks for your perspective, Amy!

Monti said...

Thanks, Daisy!