The mere idea of thinking positive thoughts and reciting affirmations personally gives me the willies, but the following resources give smart space for optimism. Not only do they encourage folks to be “positive,” they also give sound reasons why that’s a wise choice. And science backs them up.
Jeremy Rifkin believes that empathy will save the planet. This short video uncovers a lot of thoughtful info about how our minds work in terms of unity. We’ve moved from having a tribal mentality to a mentality of nation-states–making anyone outside of those groups “other.” Is it possible that we can move to a global mentality? Find out what Rifkin thinks.
Superconsciousness Magazine covers topics related to science, knowledge, spirit, how the workings of the mind opens up possibilities for how we live in our world and the choices we make for ourself and our communities. Read it online or off to experience a little of the human potential.
Forget about The Secret, Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, presents research in this book that gives methods for changing your life. “She discovered that experiencing positive emotions in a 3-to-1 ratio with negative ones leads people to a tipping point beyond which they naturally become more resilient to adversity and effortlessly achieve what they once could only imagine. With Positivity, you’ll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself.”