Why Positive Thinking Doesn’t Always Work
“Think positive and everything will work out” is a common phrase that is often heard. However, positive thinking alone isn’t beneficial if we aren’t in tune with our egoic thought patterns. The truth is without our ego it would be impossible to live out our human experience. However, what’s also true is that when left unchecked, it can lead us down an unpleasant path.
So how is the ego recognized? It’s the loud, negative mind chatter in our head. It keeps us playing the victim and standing on the sidelines rather than playing life full out. Because it’s so persistent, it’s impossible to slap positive thinking over it and pretend it doesn’t exist. It doesn't work. This is like asking someone who breaks a leg to walk without taking the time to heal the wound. The same applies to our mind. It is essential that we heal our wounded ego.
The following are three powerful steps to embrace and heal the ego so that we can step into the driver’s seat of our life.