We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
We have among us a class of mammon worshippers, whose one test of conservatism or radicalism is the attitude one takes with respect to accumulated wealth. Whatever tends to preserve the wealth of the wealthy is called conservatism, and whatever favors anything else, no matter what is called socialism.
We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances - to choose one's own way.
What it means to think positively is just figure on i.e. having an attitude or a lifestyle of always expecting something positive to happen or to be the case. Have you been thinking negatively rather than positively? If Yes, then you've got to be thinking positively and never negatively. For, positive thinking gives rise to positive results/outcomes. But, the reverse is the case with negative thinking.
What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer.
When we create something, we always create it first in a thought form. If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations.
When you have shot and killed a man you have in some measure clarified your attitude toward him. You have given a definite answer to a definite problem. For better or worse you have acted decisively. In a way, the next move is up to him.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him. You lift the relationship thereby to a higher level. The best in the other person begins to flow out toward you as your best flows toward him. In the meeting of the best in each a higher unity of understanding is established.
Whoever that is unable to control what he or she thinks, cannot equally control what he or she does. Because, whatever goes on within you determines what flows out of you. That is to say, what you often think, do influence your words, attitude or actions. Therefore, do away with negative thoughts and then saturate your mind with positive thoughts.
You've got to rule over life and its challenges with positive mind, positive words, (motivations & inspirations), positive attitude and unyielding spirit or faith. Otherwise, life and its challenges will have no other option than to rule over you and mind you, that will be at your own detriment.
You've got to rule over life and its challenges with positive mind, positive words, (motivations & inspirations), positive attitude and unyielding spirit or faith. Otherwise, life and its challenges will have no other option than to rule over you and mind you, that will be to your own detriment.
Your mental attitude is someting you can control outright and you must use self-discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude -- your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.
“I was very much of the opinion that southern culture was a unique culture born of the union, the contribution, of the races. We all knew the struggle and the history of that. But where I found myself in attitude was wanting to celebrate that union because southern culture was definitely a synthesis of black and white.”