YOU and changing Negative (depression type) thinking into
Positive and Inspirational Thinking
The following is from Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist,
founder of the Wells Spring Institute for Neuroscience and
Contemplative Wisdom, and New York Times best-selling author,
humans are evolutionarily wired with a negativity bias. Our
minds naturally focus on the bad and not the good. It was
much more important for our ancestors to avoid threats than to
collect rewards; An individual who successfully avoided a threat
would wake up the next morning and have another opportunity to
collect a reward, but an individual who did not avoid the threat
would have no such opportunity.
The more that individual thought patterns trend negative and
slip into rumination-continually turning over a situation in one’s
mind and focusing on its negative aspects the easier it becomes
to return automatically to these thought patterns.
That is not so great for our health. Ruminating can damage the
neural structures that regulate emotions, memory, and feelings.
Even when our stress and worry is completely hypothetical and
not based on any real or current situation the amygdala and
the thalamus is not able to differentiate this hypothetical stress from
the kind that actually needs to be listened to.
One needs to meditate daily and maintain positive and
inspirational thoughts- and it is not easy to do this. One of the
things that I have been able to work on in that area is that: I let
God, and let go of anything and everything that is out of my
Meditating and letting go and exercise and keep moving ahead
with my projects have helped me in my daily walk.
Everyone has to learn what is best for their brain to keep a
positive and motivating mind
Of course, you and I are never going to be happy, inspired, and
positive 100% of the time. But, it does take work and a daily
program and protocol that we each have and use.