I was having a bad day and expressed it in a statement I made to one of my friends. Yes, it was a negative response to something she had said and her words annoyed me.
Many of us have heard something like this before- think positive and positive things will come to you. Negative thoughts bring negative things to you.
Change the way you say it using the same words, and the meaning is the same.
How ridiculous I thought that statement was. I have heard some variation of it throughout my life, but it was not until now, that I wondered what made people say that.
Life’s reality is that some things are negative despite positive words or statements.
eg. A friend once said to me, you will be alright. Once you come to live with us that bipolar will go away.
Seriously??? My positive thoughts are, I do not have bipolar. My positive words are, I do not have bipolar and do not need the medication. The reality is very negative. Those positive thoughts may cause me to not take the medication and be in real trouble.
The sad, negative reality is that with bipolar 1, there is a great chance that I will never have a ” love of my life” There is a slim chance that I will. In my mind where I am concerned, no positive words or thoughts will bring that person into my life. It is for me that I speak , so I do not expect everyone if anyone to agree with me.
Years ago, before these new tests came into play, you could not positively know the sex of your baby. Yet, I knew a woman so positive that her child was a boy, she bought all boy things and even had a cup engraved with his name. It was a girl.
Some of these examples may not apply to that statement, you say, but think about thoughts and words you have had. Did positive words/ thoughts always bring a positive outcome.
I do not believe positive thoughts can override the harsh negative realities of life. Maybe I just believe what will be will be.