Question: Another question on the power of positive thinking … Are there ever times when it’s okay to have negative thoughts?
Answer: Any negative thoughts or emotions that we experience indicates a misunderstanding of reality.
Never forget that as your true essence you are a spiritual being. Life on this human journey consists of a series of lessons meant to help us grow and evolve as spiritual beings.
For instance, the negative emotions we commonly associate with death (mortality) are misdirected; mortality is a lesson designed to help us understand immortality. How can one truly understand immortality without mortality?
Death is a natural part of this temporal, physical world we live in. But when one remembers the immortality of the soul, and that our journey through the material world is but a temporary educational training course, death loses its sting. To see it negatively indicates a misunderstanding of reality.
The same can be said about other negative emotions. Someone treats you badly … understand that they have yet to fully comprehend (spiritual) reality, and use the opportunity to practice your own spirituality. The same with disease and other misfortunes.
Always try to find a positive, spiritual outlook to everything that happens, and use these opportunities as building blocks for spiritual growth.
Maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong, but that The Truth as I See It.