POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING
By Harchandan Singh
As a child and youngster, I was introduced to some very good authors by my
mother - who was herself an ardent reader. Two of the books which, however,
influenced me the most through out my life were- “POWER OF POSITIVE
THINKING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE” and “POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING”- both by
Norman Vincent Peale. Recently my son-in-law (Barinder) forwarded to me
an email which was an article on the “BENEFITS OF A POSITIVE ATTITUDE” by
Abe van Demeter. It revived a lot of my old memories. Being associated with
the movement of Senior Citizens since my retirement, I found it to be of
vital importance to look at it from the point of view of the elders - the
parents, the grandparent or great-grand parents and the senior citizens
How do we all feel individually and collectively – with the erosion of joint
family system - with children going away - either by choice or compulsion of
wedlock or career? How do we all feel with our growing joint pains, failing
health or aching hearts - with growing hospital bills and eroding incomes?
How do we feel when standing in long queues - waiting for our turn at the
hospital, Bank or Post office - with some one jumping the queue? How do we
feel with so much chaos around us - the ever-growing unruly traffic,
ever-growing corruption, the failing politicians and above all the growing
Can we still keep calm? Can we still be positive? Yes, we can. Surely we
can - provided we decide to do so. We must do so – for ourselves and for all
those we love.
Positive thinking is an attitude of mind. It is how we look at things.
Whether we find a glass to be half full or half empty - is all in our hands.
We should surely try to improve things, if we can. We must look after our
health; try to improve our family bonds, our environments, and our society.
But nothing needs to disturb us - no nothing not even spilt can of milk or
ghee. This is what the Doctor tells me. We must learn to be calm - we all
must, especially in this age.
Positive thinking makes things easier. It makes them simpler. It gives us
time to think clearly and calmly. It also makes us to see things from other
person’s point of view. It gives us an edge over the others. We may not be
able to solve all our problems - nobody has ever been able to solve all the
problems. But we shall surely be in a better frame of mind to tackle them,
if we have a positive attitude.
Positive thinking is a synergy. It provides motivation. It provides inner
strength. It helps us to win friends & influence people. Positive
thinking radiates love. It begets love. It strengthens our faith in God and,
of course, in ourselves.