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- Gesprochen von: Paul H. Jenkins Ph.D.
- Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 37 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Kategorien: Beziehungen, Elternschaft & persönliche Entwicklung, Persönliche Entwicklung
You've heard the question 100 times: "Is the glass half-empty or half-full?" If we are in negativity mode we see the glass as half-empty. Anyone can see its half-empty. When we are feeling negative, we focus on what is missing and lament the lack of water in the glass. When we are feeling more positive, we see the glass as half-full. Of course it is half-full. Anyone can see that. We focus on what we desire, and celebrate the presence of water. Then there are those who see it as completely full - all the time.
These seemingly crazy people are not just positive; they are what this psychologist calls pathologically positive. Pathological Positivity is an empowering mental supernormality that lifts us above the normal perception of "reality." It is a higher level of thinking. We see the glass, and our lives, as completely full - even in the toughest situations. How is that possible? How can we see the glass as completely full? Must we make up facts to justify our theory - our pathologically positive position? Do we pretend there is more water?
Not at all. We notice and pay attention to what really is, and simply accept the truth. The glass is half full of water and filled the rest of the way and to overflowing with precious air. Normally, we don't notice the air in the glass - or even around us - because we are used to it. Air is the most immediately important and most abundant life giving substance on earth. We are completely immersed in it. We've never been without it. We certainly would notice if it was missing.
We are all after one thing: The Feeling. The Feeling that life is good. This is our quest. Success is accomplished through an accurate understanding and application of what brings us The Feeling. With Pathological Positivity, we doggedly insist on a way of thinking that brings The Feeling regardless of our circumstances. We live on purpose through the powerful science of Pathological Positivity, regardless of how crazy it might seem.