Positive thinking is deeply ingrained in Western philosophy. It’s a concept that we have absorbed over the years without giving it too much thought. One of the possible explanations would be that it’s easier to repress negative thoughts than to deal with them.
By indulging in positive thinking, we do nothing else but hide the truth. It’s nothing more than deceiving, yourself and others.
The spiritual Guru Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Osho, dismissed positive thinking calling it the ‘philosophy of hypocrisy’.
His opinion is shared by many psychology experts, who also cast an evil eye on positive thinking.
Facing the negative feelings is crucial for moving on and living an authentic life. That’s the only way people can overcome traumas, by accepting the truth, not by living in denial. It’s a critical step in the process of healing.
Denying reality means we are being dishonest with ourselves, something that brings a lot of dark feedback in the long haul. Forcing yourself into thinking positively at all times is pretty harmful because the half-truth is in many cases troubling.
Repressing negative emotions is really dangerous, those negative ideas of the mind need to be released, not repressed. Otherwise, how can we ever learn from our mistakes?
The right way to approach positivity is to embrace negativity and learn to let go. We must cast aside what’s negative in our life in order to take the next step towards a genuine life.
A life free of emotional baggage or you’ll be haunted forever. The negative must be nipped in the bud, not repressed with positive thinking.
It’s OK to stay positive, it’s healthy, but to recognize what’s good in your life, you first must be aware of the negative.
Don’t turn the blind eye on the bad, it will turn against you sooner than you think. Tell your friends about the downside of positive thinking, share this!