So, what is it that I am musing about? O my Father—O Father of mine, You know it. I am musing about Your ways. About the way You have been leading me for the last 31 years since that memorable day June 20, 1985. Oh? Perhaps You have been leading me all the days of my life. For You knew and loved me even before my birth. For You have a definite purpose for such a life of mine.
Indeed! My new beginning. A new life begins shinning like star from the power of Your love from on high!
Do I owe such privilege to the many encouraging suggestions I took to my heart many years ago? Nay! Why not? Because I was seeking for such a privilege with the power of my mind. I read many books and articles. I listened to many inspired speakers. I searched to the depth of hell and back. Such privilege remained elusive!
Behold! The power of Your love drenched my being! Your love found me. I came to my senses. Like the prodigal son, I came home to You. My search ended! No need to search. Why search for what is already mine?
Now I read the same things that once magnetized my mind and, like magic, I detect what is the magnetism in such books. I read. Wow! How hard I tried to put to practice such suggestions? Hum! The harder I tried, the greater my frustration at the impossibility to attain the desires results!
The truth? We read the testimonials of success & glee to prove the efficacy of such suggestions. Magnetism! Immediately we embark to attain such coveted results to no avail.
Many, multitudes are in the same situation of life liken to my past life. It is only the minority that proclaim such amazing results. It works! Why the testimonials? To entice the reader to follow suit. Let’s read the suggestions from Rick Hanson. Some many are out there with pretty much the same suggestions. Quote,
Rarely do we realize how our negativity bias hijacks our brain and affects our outlook on life and our well being.
Seven ways your brain is hijacked:
- A good day has no lasting effect on the following day—a bad day carries over.
- We process negative data faster and more thoroughly than positive data, and they affect us longer.
- Socially, we invest more in avoiding a bad reputation than in building a good one.
- Emotionally, we go to greater lengths to avoid a bad mood than to experience a good one.
- In our era of political correctness, negative remarks stand out and seem more authentic.
- People – even babies as young as six months old – are quick to spot an angry face in a crowd, but slower to pick out a happy one; in fact, no matter how many smiles we see in that crowd, we will always spot the angry face first.
- Two thirds of English words convey the negative side of things. In the vocabulary we use to describe people, this figure rises to a staggering 74%.
Now if these research nuggets were not enough to get our attention, here is one that I am sure will shock you—you may even reject it (Yes, that persistent negativity bias.)