January 9, 2009

The Power of Positive Thinking...

“Never say never!” (An American Tail: Fievel Goes West).
Taking these three words to heart, Fievel Mousekewitz overcomes adversity and finds his family again, no matter how many challenges and pains he's faced with. I think this is a brilliant example of the power of positive thinking. Of course, you might say this is preposterous. Who would ever consider what’s being said in some child’s tale as advice? (Though I believe Jean de la Fontaine would have disagreed with such an opinion--see his Selected Fables). Fine. Think about this expression then: “It never rains but it pours.” Have you ever had a bad day when it seems like all the worse things that could happen to you do happen? I’ve suffered through many versions of this scenario (with differing intensities and catastrophes involved, of course), but it’s also happened the other way around, when good things kept on happening to me, one after the other (and I'm not complaining about that). Going back to the idea that all is energy, maybe our mood, or frame of mind, or whatever energy we’re projecting, has an effect on the events that befall us (a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy, just maybe not with quite that dramatic an undertone)? It would mean that our thoughts have the power to transform our environment until it matches our emotions. According to Gregg Braden in The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief: “To some degree, we're in resonance with everything, which is why we affect other people, our surroundings, and our world simply by our presence. It should come as no surprise, then, that when something changes within us or the things around us, those changes will show up in our lives... and they do.” So think positive and never say never! Alessa


  1. Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight

    Cool blog page.

    ~Oni san

  2. i totally agree... the fact that something seems to be impossible should never stop you from at least trying. ive accomplished some rather impossible things in my life and its never been because i thought i couldn't :).

  3. Same here! I've been faced with many a difficult choice in my life already, but keeping positive has helped me find open doors where I thought there weren't any, and that's how I've discovered some of the best things in my life:)