I heard once that 90% of our thoughts are negative. I don’t know if this is true for everyone. But I know it is true for me. Correction: It was true for me.
For many years, I regarded the mantra “think positively” with special disdain. I don’t want to be an optimist, I would think. I want to be a realist. I don’t want to stick my head in the sand.
The thing I’ve realized lately, though: How do I know what’s real? Sometimes, reality is what you make of it.
So now, I practice saying affirmations every day. I have mantras, like “I am happy” and “I am whole” and “I love other people.” And guess what?
Every one of these sayings is true, too.
Now, excuse me while I clean out the sand in my ears …