"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
Maintaining a positive attitude on your awakening journey can be extremely challenging as you come to know and understand the "hidden" truths of our reality. The extent of our ability to develop and maintain a positive outlook directly correlates to the depth of our desire for and dedication to seeking, coming to understand and embodying the truth of what we really are and our higher-order purpose in being here.
A NEW AGE / SPIRITUALITY DISTORTION
True positive thinking is entirely different from distorted New Age and spiritual community notions in this area. Most adherents as well as many other people believe that by thinking only about the "positive," that's what we'll get because we're keeping the "negative" away from us by never looking at, thinking of or talking about such things.
But that self-sabotaging notion is one of many false concepts, ideologies and beliefs (distortions) designed to steer loving, well-intentioned people away from the truth. Ignoring the "negative" is not and has nothing whatsoever to do with true positive thinking.
The more you ignore the "negative," the more powerful and prevalent it becomes. Refusing to face and address the "negative" equates to ignoring and neglecting to properly tend to a serious gash in your leg, believing that "positive" thoughts will somehow keep you from bleeding out and ultimately dying.
Ignoring the negative conditions in our reality because they are ugly and make us feel uncomfortable is precisely the behavior that has enabled them to fester. Examining and coming to understand the underlying nature and causal factors of the darker aspects of our reality is the only way we can accurately determine and create lasting positive changes.
We absolutely must look at and come to understand the root causes behind the shadow side of things if our true intention is to overcome them. Looking at a destructive force that's bearing down on you and becoming aware of what it is and what is causing it so you can take precautionary measures to insulate yourself from the damage it's creating and is going to create is true intelligence.
These actions in no way draw that negativity to you or cause it to become more powerful. This distortion is propaganda designed for the express purpose of keeping people from knowing what is really going on in our reality.
It is only when we dwell upon, wallow in, [unwittingly] support or actively participate in the darkness that we harm ourselves and others, thus empowering the negativity. We must not allow the darkness in our world to poison our worldviews, mindsets and behaviors with negative energy just because we know and understand the extent of negativity in our world.
But I'm not going to tell you this is easy because it isn't. The further you progress in the awakening process, the more you come to understand that there is not only the possibility that the whole of humanity will restore its original, higher-order creational capacities, but also the possibility that it may not, ergo the challenge in maintaining a positive attitude.
What is going to determine which possibility will prevail is the extent of commitment and self-discipline behind behind our desire to transform humanity's current state of affairs. Once you're truly awake, the depth and scale of ignorance and darkness in our world must be examined for purposes of assessment, diagnosis and resolution.
Then, you must engage your will power to change things by using your voice, behaviors and actions to bring that knowledge into this reality so that others [consciously] undergoing the awakening process can progress on their journeys.
THE HEART OF THE MATTER
The self-mastery / awakening journey is not an outcome-based undertaking. It is growth-centered process which revolves around regaining our original higher-order creational capacities and energies for the purpose of progressing consciousness. It's about humanity growing up and taking responsibility for itself, its actions and the effects of those [causal] actions within both the physical and non-physical realms.
The crux of true positive thinking is trusting yourself and your mental, emotional, physical and energetic abilities in that undertaking, using them to the fullest possible extent and dwelling upon that. It's about challenging yourself to expand into higher-order awareness, knowledge, abilities and reach, thus expanding and progressing your consciousness.
True positive thinking is about developing and constantly increasing the capacities of your mind-body complex for the upliftment of all. It's about coming to embody the pure creational potential of consciousness and higher-order creational energies, and thus the higher-order intelligence that will enable us to make meaningful, creational contributions to the consciousness progression of humanity and our reality.
It's about consistently taking whatever steps you can take every single day toward co-creating those potentialities--without harboring even a hint of attachment to whether or not they become manifest.
And it's about never giving up, no matter how dark or dreary the future may seem. True positive thinking is the actualization of Core Self-Will-driven desire and consciousness-progressive thoughts and behaviors, regardless of what may come.
This is the level of effort and devotion that is required of each of us on the conscious journey of awakening if we intend to extract ourselves from the darkness into which we have descended and co-create a world manifested through the energy of Core Self-Will rather than egoic self-will, the energy of real love rather than fear.