The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”
H. L. Mencken
We are a culture obsessed with the Puritanical fear of what our Declaration of Independence guarantees us – “the pursuit of happiness.”
Yes, we’re afraid of the power of positivity because of the changes in thinking, believing, feeling, just plain living our lives, that positivity may require.
But positivity is about evolution.
It is what sets the stage for our personal growth, our evolution.
It is essential to the unfolding stages of brain development, that are expressed in what we call an UpSpiral – higher and more complex stages of reasoning, feeling, and creating.
And having learned to savor the sweetness of life in this UpSpiral, nothing is more important than learning how to stay there with integrity, ease, and peace.
Neuropositivity is pushing change in the structure of the brain, enlarging the networked connectivity of neurons into powerful “neural nets,” in such a way that you begin to notice that you reason differently than before.
Your brain is literally growing you a new “lens,” a new structure of how you think, feel, and reason, and its fuel is positivity.
Negativity, on the other hand, creates regression and balks at these changes and your emerging new ways of reasoning, thinking, and feeling.
In the name of staying in your “comfort zone,” you remain fixed, stubborn, and “dug in” with beliefs and emotions that you say are “your style,” but which you know are producing ever- dwindling results.
If there is such a thing as “being over the hill,” it is negativity and pessimism that create it.
It is positivity that expands the potential for what it is that your brain is essentially designed- the evolutionary, ever-present unfolding of deeper meaning, deeper connections, and a life that you know you want, but which at times may seem simply out of reach.
That’s because positivity, once set in motion, inevitable throws you into a transition.
Your brain is never NOT attempting to unfold and grow, with one exception.
That is the choice you have to refuse to grow, thus creating rigidity and stuckness, the process at the heart of our dis-eases.
© Dr. William K. Larkin