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Just how powerful IS positive thinking?


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:49 PM

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When people recover from illnesses against all odds ... should their claims that "positive thinking" made the difference constitute PROOF POSITIVE? Turns out, not even the "experts" entirely agree on that one.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:04 PM

Well, let's see here.  If your thoughts influence your reality, then yes it should be possible for your positive thoughts to effect cancer. I'm reminded of the double slit experiment in quantum physics where the particles choose a certian path based on whether they were being observed.  There has been a lot of crazy stuff coming out of the current Quantum physics, I wouldn't be surprised if somehow they find out that thought and positive thinking do have an affect on your reality.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:53 PM

Some scientists should read the Intention Experiment by Lynne Mc Taggart

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:07 PM

Simple example: You feel negatively about something which results in anxiety, a heart attack and death.
Or...
You think positively in the same situation, calm your nerves and live to see another day.

It's easy to see a physiological link in these kinds of situations. I think it extends from here though.


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:11 PM

View PostParacelse, on 29 November 2011 - 02:53 PM, said:

Some scientists should read the Intention Experiment by Lynne Mc Taggart


I checked it out and she is authentic, and she's not boring like some of the other teachers.

Positive thinking is for real people.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 02:34 AM

Positive thinking ... appears they are really discussing the concept of self-efficacy whereby one establishes a personal belief system directed at one's ability to succeed in defined situations Those individuals with a high level of self-efficacy are better able to address difficult goal directed tasks. And, self-efficacy has a direct impact on one's resiliency ... the ability to deal with adversity.


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Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:39 AM

It's people like psychologist Richard Sloan and  Dr. James Coyne that say they have a high IQ and degree, yet have no knowledge. lol. Science has already proven that our emotion and 'positive thinking' has a lot to do with our health over all.


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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:58 AM

People with a positive attitude will naturally look for the best ways to deal with situations. Which means they will often succeed in whatever it is they are challenged with. Its as simple as that.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:50 AM

View PostDevice, on 30 November 2011 - 09:58 AM, said:

People with a positive attitude will naturally look for the best ways to deal with situations. Which means they will often succeed in whatever it is they are challenged with. Its as simple as that.
Yes, but apparently to a doctor and a psychologist, it's not that simple. lol.

Edited by ovaz1088, 01 December 2011 - 06:52 AM.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:17 AM

View Postovaz1088, on 01 December 2011 - 06:50 AM, said:

Yes, but apparently to a doctor and a psychologist, it's not that simple. lol.


Really they do agree but they just dont want to say because they think their proffessions might be compromised :)




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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:48 PM

in my mind, this makes child abuse, harassment and bullying even bigger crimes because you're wounding a person's capacity to make their life better and even making them sicker
by wounding their world view. how can you think positively after that?
victims of child abuse actually have higher incidents of suicide!

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:56 PM

It is not just the power of "positive thinking" that we need to become informed about but also the power of "negative thinking".

The power of belief is the most central influence for any person's life. Dr Lipton has researched those potentials and published some conclusions.
http://www.brucelipton.com/

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:35 PM

If all reality is arguably subjective, how could your perspective not play a significant role in your experience? We create what we believe IMO.

Those who control our beliefs, also control our life.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:22 AM

There's power in words & thoughts, that's how we create and shape our reality, every moment of every day. Positive thinking allows us to escape the victim mentality, which is a powerless state. I believe it also frees our creativity to approach problem solving in a pro-active way, to look for new paths, new ideas, new concepts that we can apply to our lives. When we're negative, we peer into the future and see things going in one direction, straight down the tubes. In a positive state, we can see the limitless possibilities that life has to offer us.

I think of it as diving deeply into a place where all possibilities exist, and when we come up, we hold in our hands the very thing we need, that treasure, the thing we have been needing & seeking. This is my faith, that the universe, the Goddess, God, cosmic consciousness, the divine energy, spirit, whatever you want to call it, loves me and wants me to be happy, and will, in fact, conspire with me to manifest my good intentions. My responsibililty is to be insure that what I think, what I believe, what I say, and what I do are all in integrity with one another in a positive way.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!





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