Positive Thinking - anxiety & PanicWritten by Joanne King
If you suffer with or have in past suffered with anxiety and panic disorder, then you certainly know what its like to be swallowed up by your negative thoughts and feelings.
Someone asks “Hey, how was your day?” and your typical reply is “bad” “crap” or “sh!#” oops I don’t think I can say that word here ;-) Your entire vocabulary seems to only exist of negative words, like death, pain, torture, cancer, bad, hard. Just reading those words gives a negative vibe.
But what if you use words like happy, joyful, delightful, inspiration, great, fantastic! Suddenly your mood begins to shift.
Now if words have power to affect how we feel, I believe it would stand to reason that we CAN actually have control over our emotions.
If we can have control over our emotions, then that means we can directly affect and choose how we live in our inner world. If your inner world is happy and positive then your outer world will reflect this.
If you make a conscious decision to be positive, happy and cheerful to name a few, then you will magnetize people who think like minded. Your environment and surroundings will be a positive experience for you.
SuccessWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
There is an axiom or three about success and what it means to be sure. There is little certainty or anything to be sure about. I have had success and I have been on opposite side of things a great deal to be sure. I am probably happier when I am not rich but most people cannot fathom that. They think I am some kind of ‘nut’. They often do not believe me when I demonstrate my ego and its playful willingness to laugh at my self or say opposite of what people think about me. In The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas we see Gertrude Stein had some time to consider success as she sought to become ‘historical’. She and I are alike in this regard.
“Mildred Aldrich liked Picasso and even liked Matisse, that is personally, but she was troubled. One day she said to me, Alice, tell me is it alright, are they really alright, I know Gertrude thinks so and Gertrude knows, but really is it not all fumisterie, is it not all false.
In spite of these occasional doubtful days Mildred Aldrich liked it all. She liked coming herself and she liked bringing other people. She brought a great many. It was she who brought Henry McBride who was then writing on New York Sun. It was Henry McBride who used to keep Gertrude Stein’s name before public all those tormented years. Laugh if you like, he used to say to her detractors, but laugh with and not at her, in that way you will enjoy it all much better.
Henry McBride did not believe in worldly success. It ruins you, it ruins you, he used to say. But Henry, Gertrude Stein used to answer dolefully, don’t you think I will ever have any success, I would like to have a little you know. Think of my unpublished manuscripts. But Henry McBride was firm, best that I can wish you, he always said, is to have no success. It is only good thing. He was firm about that.
He was however enormously pleased when Mildred was successful and he now says he thinks time has come when Gertrude Stein could indulge in a little success. He does not think that now it would hurt her.” (1)