Positive(ly) thought(less)

Sometimes I hear positive people speak like this.


When the World is busy trying to feel positive, maybe we forget that positivity carries with it a sense of arrogance. The arrogance that comes from being ‘good’. And perhaps even a sense of delusion at times. Having said this, being positive is a great start.

But an even better space would to be thoughtless. No, it doesn’t mean that you have to die and go to heaven first. It is a state achievable in this lifetime. Having no thoughts seems like an impossible aspiration. However, what works is to not get overly attached to your thoughts, or the feelings that these thoughts provoke. Maybe it’s just about being objective about our thoughts and not let them affect us and move us into emotional chaos. But I think that even if a particular thought entering our minds may be emotional in nature, it is still possible to just silently observe what that thought does to you. How it changes you at that very moment.

A pen is a pen is a pen. Until it becomes ‘my’ pen and gains an unintended royalty because a once random pen is now a loyal owner’s pet. The same goes for thoughts.

All these thoughts I’ve learnt from my little 4 month old. I may be 87 times older than him, but not that much wiser. I have decided to live my life with simplicity. This little one has taught me that age may be about the number, but learning how to live your life may have more to do with unlearning what these numbers do to our brains.

These are my thoughts to the Weekly Writing ChallengeNo matter how you shake it, it happens to all of us: we grow older. As our age changes, so does our perspective. This week, we’re asking you to take a look at those little numbers that often mean so much.

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12 thoughts on “Positive(ly) thought(less)

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece, including the adorable cartoon and especially your words. It reminds me somewhat of a written meditation, the sense of mindfulness and nonattachment. Isn’t it funny how we come into this word with nothing, and yet, we quickly learn labels (mine, good, bad, etc.). I love how you dissect the implications and consequences of being positive. Sometimes it feels as though being positive, with all the negativity surrounding us, we’re being apathetic and arrogant. You writing reminds me of Thoreau’s emphasis on the necessity for simplicity. What delightful realizations to come from your four-year-old. Great post!


    • Wow . Thanks for your comment . It’s amazing how people closest to you might not know you as well as a random beautiful reader you meet along your journey to self discovery 🙂 really enjoyed what you thought of the post . Keep sharing you views . *hugs*


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  6. Love this post and you make a lot of sense at such a young age yourself (yes I calculated 87×4 /12 lol!). You’re so right, children do teach us so much – their innocence is inspiring. Thank you for the mention. I look forward to hearing more from you.


    • Ahaha u r funny but very sweet for having calculated my age 🙂 I think children are more resilient and inspiring in their innocence than we are with all the experience and effort . Love xx


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