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Positive attitude is a requirement for healing, but sometimes people think that having a positive attitude means never admitting that they have any problems, either psychological or physical. They think that a positive attitude means denying negative conditions and that if they hold an image of complete positivity in their minds, the image will materialize.

The problem with this approach is that it leads to suppression of negative conditions, instead of integration and release. If you are constantly telling yourself how excellent you are, there is no room left for the perception of the negative side of life, which certainly will not go away just because you are trying to deny it. Your idea of the positive is just a concept and is not related to the natural balancing of energies in the feeling body. Indeed, insistence on seeing only the perceived positive will reinforce the existence of the negative, since one depends on the other. In our work, we have learned that we must acknowledge the negative. Yet maintaining the right kind of “positive attitude” can be of benefit.

Positive attitude results from the proper understanding of how to work on yourself. When you know you are clearing long-held negativities; when you feel yourself growing, positive attitude comes naturally. You become positive about accepting and experiencing the negative. You become positive about all of life, not just about whatever is immediately pleasing. The finite mind surrenders to whatever the Higher Self brings forth, and you become the Witness. Such a positive attitude can supply the energy and enthusiasm to enable you to confront Karma successfully.

 
 

© 2004 John Ruskan / The Institute for Integrative Processing