The Difference Between An Optimist And A Pessimist
By Saleem Rana
Optimist: There is nothing more important than feeling good.
Pessimist: Come again? Didn't I just tell you how bad everything is
Optimist: When you feel good you raise your vibrations. You get what you prefer. You send out a frequency that brings you what you love.
When you feel miserable, you're setting yourself up to miscreate your reality. Your pain is a signal for you to change. It's a warning blip on the radar of your mind.
The easiest thing you can do to change your life is to feel good. Finding ways to feel good opens the pathways to your preference.
It is so much easier to feel good. It is so much easier to get into health, clarity, and love, when you feel good. And it is so much easier to create the life you want that way.
When you feel bad, you're pointing your car down the wrong side of the freeway. Sooner or later, you're going to hit an oncoming car.
Pessimist:You just don't understand, do you?
Optimist:I understand how you can feel bad"nothing is working out for you. Your bills aren't paid and your rent is due and your car doesn't work and your kids are out of control and your boss and coworkers hate you, and, and, and"but you just have to do it"you have to train yourself to feel good.
You see, all this is happening because you feel bad about what's bad.
Pessimist: Yeah, right! So how do you feel good when everything is bad?
Optimist: You fake it"until you make it.
Pessimist:I gotcha! You're a positive thinking nut!
Optimist: This is not about positive thinking: this is about positive vibrating. Your brain is an electromagnetic generator. It throws out thoughts all the time that affect your body and your world. And it brings to itself thoughts of a similar kind. You get to feel more of what you're already feeling and observe the circumstances to justify it.
Naturally, when bad things happen you react to them"-but, this sets in motion more bad things to come your way. It's a vicious circle, I know. I understand how unnatural and forced it feels to try and feel good when things are going badly"but, but"it's the only way to turn things around.
And when you feel good, then good things start happening. Somehow, for some strange reason, you find more people who seem to like you, and you find new ideas and new solutions, and you have happy accidents that spontaneously take care of those horrible disasters. And people for some reason want to pay you more and help you more and just be around you more.
Pessimist: This is way too simple! Do you realize how much time I spend trying to figure things out?
Optimist: I'd try to make this more complex if I knew how.
All I can say is that you always get to choose how you want to feel about anything.
If I were you, I'd start to feel good. Reasons why will soon start showing up.
About The Author
Saleem Rana got his masters in psychotherapy from California Lutheran University. His articles on the internet have inspired over ten thousand people from around the world. Discover how to create a remarkable life. Free information.
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