Lately, I've been hearing that it's not okay to have negative thoughts.
There's been a lot of talk about motivation, inspiration, positive energy channeling and such. Have you heard messages of spiritually enlightened? I have! And frankly... I am a little weirded out.
We're being constantly told to open our minds... do everything, try everything, accept everything and everyone. But at what point does all this intense positivity cross over into a world without reason? At what point do we become blinded by our own faith?
Let's get one thing straight right here: being a positive thinker and spreading positivity does NOT mean you're supposed to just go along with what everyone else says.
Let's pretend that a friend has suggested that you attend a four-day seminar on self-improvement. At this seminar, you'll get to sit in a hard wooden chair for thirteen hours a day, in a room with 400 other people like yourself. You'll get minimal food and bathroom breaks, and you'll be spoon-fed motivational speeches by qualified experts who will guide you on path to self-enlightenment.
I guess if you were to subscribe to new age positive thought revolution, you'd have no choice but to say "YES! That sounds great! WHERE DO I SIGN UP?" But if you're like me, realist in you will always ask, "WHY? Why would I want to do that?"
When was last time YOU asked why?
Was it when you were just a wee tot with a free-thinking, curious spirit? You were pretty positive back then, and yet you still had good sense to question.