“Man should not be differentiated on the basis of caste, creed or color rather it should be based on thinking Positive or Negative”: Ashutosh Karnatak
Human being is a species who has a “Thinking” mind. That is how human are different than others. The mental faculty plays an important role is our life, provided it works efficiently. The word “Efficiently” being used to lay stress on “Productive Thinking”. Productive thinking needs deliberate cultivation like when a seed sown in a fertile land, it yields better than the same seed sown in less fertile land. Therefore same seed delivers different result based on the land. In case of human being this land is “Mind”. Fertile mind will yield better thoughts thus better health.”
One may ask say how to know he thinks Positive or not .The litmus test is:
Apart from this a positive thinking person is:
A person wants to become positive thinker and he does want himself to take a plunge into positivity however the issue is that one feels that the circumstances makes him to be negative . But factually it is not correct as for the same circumstances reactions of different persons are different. Had it been otherwise everyone would have reacted in the same way. Thus the myth that circumstances drive us, has to be erased out of mind and one has to control one’s mental attitude so that the state of mind as well as of thinking remains in one’s command and control.
Now-a-days every product /thought needs to be sold i.e. one purchases that item or follows that thought which gives him advantage tangibly or intangibly. In the subject matter ,it is "Positive Thought ".Before adopting /following any idea, three questions come to the mind automatically:
Based on my experience and literature in this subject reasons to become positive thinker are :
Above reasons are sufficient to drive you from negative thinking to positive one . It should be clear in mind that in order to succeed and in order to face any challenge, one must have Positive Attitude/Thinking. Otherwise one may find it very difficult in grabbing success because the mind-body are not in sync. Body wants to go ahead but mental attitude drags back or vice-verse .Because of this reason only, many of the people are not able to achieve success because of half-hearted approach and leave the work in-between and ultimately they are rated as failure. Therefore, for achieving success mind-body synchronism must be there i.e. both needs to be positive.
Advantages of Positive Thinking :
Its advantages a must to be understood so that its adaptability becomes easier. Some of the advantages of positive thinking are:
Positive Thinking (Optimism) and Health:
In one of the study in U.S, a team led by Erik J Giltyanand analyzed data on relation of optimism with longitivity. A group of 999 men and women were divided into four groups based on their level of optimism (Optimism is led from positive thinking). Over a follow up period of 9 years, there were 397 deaths. Those with high level of optimism had a 55% lower risk of death from all causes and a 23 % lower risk of cardiovascular death. They concluded:-
The trait of optimism was an important long term determinant of all –cause and cardiovascular mortality in elderly subjects independent of socio-demographic characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors.
Hormones: It is indeed a fact that secretion of hormones from various glands control our life. When hormones such as non-adrenaline are over or under produced, the emotional state can become imbalanced negatively or positively. Thoughts, bad or good, act on the brain to release the neuro-transmitters that effect mood or health and physical response in the body. If some one is under stress, heart start beating and body releases two powerful negative stress hormones Cartisol and Adrenalin. When these hormones are secreted continuously, it affects the body. They enhance brain aging, increase fat, causing muscle and bone loss. On the contrary, in case of positive thinking or instead of using negative words, if one uses positive words, secretion of negative hormones gets checked and improvement in health can be noticed.
All our attitudes and actions are function of our mind, which is the nucleus of everything. It is like a governor, which drives us. Therefore, it is better to understand the mind first. For a common person our mind is situated inside our head scalp having very small size but doing all big works like research, manufacturing, service etc. Every action flows from Mind. Primarily it has two parts:
Active mind is the portion of mind plays role in day to day actions, whereas sub-conscious mind helps in shaping our thinking pattern. Active mind takes signal from sub-conscious mind before taking ay action .Thus sub-conscious mind needs to be under stood in proper manner .We are born with stored memories of past births located in sub-conscious mind , which are generally kept as heap of paper . Our need is to format the sub-conscious mind. Sometimes we find forgetfulness in recalling name of the person, forgetting answer in examinations, dreams of different types, encountering unknown fears, prejudices and negative thinking /attitude . It is due to sub-conscious mind.
Further, in 1962 Rogger Sperry who won the noble prize for identifying two hemispheres of brain responsible for separate intellectual functions based on the scientific analysis using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of brain/mind it has been established that mind has two portions i.e. right and left. Their brief roles are as under:
Left side of the brain controls right side of the body whereas right side do the converse. It is told that we only use 10 % of our mental capacity. It seems to be correct as most of the person don’t use their right side of the brain. Therefore from the childhood it is told to have some artistic pursuits etc. It is to develop left side of the brain which controls mostly imaginative, artistic and creative pursuits. Development of positive thinking will be attributed to the right side of the brain, which needs to be used for its development.
Thus after knowing a brief about the brain, it can be concluded that in order to develop Positive Thinking we need to sharpen our sub-conscious mind and right portion of the brain
How to become positive thinker :
So, be positive, stay positive and live positive and experience power of positive thinking.