Whoever thought that the well-meaning positive thinking will become a prison and a sentence to a 'no joy life' for most who become a "practitioner" of it, about 80% of humanity at this time.
Whether you know it or not, your powers of comprehension depend on your powers of distinguishing.
In the old est training, the trainers came to the room on the first day blasting: "for you Everything is the same as everything else ... except not always" and they were as accurate as accurate they would be today: you can't tell your ass from your elbow.
This is true for everybody, including yours truly... the difference is only in degrees. No one is exempt from it.
The capacity to see differences clearly is called astuteness. The capacity to tell apart similar things, to name them and claim them.
But negative emotions have another function: they are placeholders, reminders of unfinished business.
We go through life, and sustain injuries to our bodies, our self-esteem, our pride.
All or us. And then we attempt to continue life, but the wounds are there, festering.
I watched Charlie Chaplin accepting his life achievement Oscar in 1972? 1
His feelings as he is standing there during the 10 minute standing ovation, belies the grief, anger, disappointment, feeling slighted, thrown out, devastated 20 years earlier, when the United States unceremoniously threw him out...
All models are wrong, but some are useful. This model is useful.
Robert Fritz, author of the book, The Path of Least Resistance, can offer a lot of information on the topic.
Fritz's oscillating structures is a model and it is useful.
What no one seems to write about is the big cycles that are hard to see, and even harder to see that you have anything to do with them.
I call this "the machine" and it is time to bring it up again, because so many people are unwittingly pulled into the downward phase of the machine cycle... have gone to hell... and I want to make sure they will come back.
I am going to talk about the machine that runs, under the cover, in the concealed, and runs your life, in every area of life.