March 29


Why Positive Thinking Drained Me (and How I’ve Found Peace)

By Peter Julian

It is natural for our minds to want to wander about what is going to happen in the future, and what has happened in the past. The truth is, the only thing that truly matters in the present is the moment that is right in front of us. Reframing negative thoughts surrounding the past and future can be incredibly draining, and many have found that just noticing them and letting them pass gives them a much higher level of peace.

Key Takeaways:

  • It was difficult to remain consistently positive, and things began to unravel.
  • Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now tells us to stop attaching to our thoughts.
  • When our minds race, we need to try to get back to the present.

“What’s happening in this moment is the only thing that’s ever real, and the only thing that ever matters.”

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