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  • Apr 15
    Posted by JWWarr
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    Posted by JWWarr
    For several years now, I've started my day by hitting the "random virtue" button on this website and, after a frighteningly large cup of instant coffee, taking a walk round the grounds of the old reformatory in the mountains by my home here in the Basque Country to reflect on the result. This mornin...
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    Posted by Enchanted
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  • Jan 31
    Posted by AndrewWhite
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Positive Thinking

  • How many times have you thought “Its hopeless”, “Im ugly”, “There is no point”?  If as I suspect it is often, then you are among the majority  that have suffered or are still suffering from negative thoughts. 

    For most people thoughts come automatically according to the situation at the time.  But what if you could change how you feel by your thoughts and your thought patterns.  I do not just mean feeling good for the moment, I am talking about attracting positive things into your life, changing your health and well- being, giving and receiving positive vibrations and having an overall feeling of peace and tranquillity.

    Well, this can be done.  It is a journey we are all on to improve certain aspects of ourselves and we can accomplish great things from changing the way we think.

    Have you ever thought about the way you think?  It affects everything around you.  So strong are the effects of the mind that it will have the ability to make or break the way you feel for often long periods of time.  Thinking positively can be hard to master, especially if you are in hard circumstances.  It can often feel like the world is against you and you cannot think of any positive things in your life. 

    There can be lots of books out there that tell you that positive thinking is easy, I would say that it is not, especially if you are used to being and thinking negatively .   I would say that it needs to be worked at and nurtured into being a way of life and as such then happens naturally. 

    No one is saying that you have to think unrealistically but to think with a more positive attitude can move mountains in your life. 

    Do good for others and turn your bad thoughts into good.  Help and listen and spread your light around instead of wallowing in pity and self doubt.  Remember you are a beautiful spirit that can be a positive influence in the world.