I’ve long been a fan of this quote by Mother Teresa, “I was once asked why I don’t
participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that,
but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.”
I am a firm believer in the power of funneling my thoughts towards the ultimate outcome of what I desire. Often times I hear from the media about “The War On _____” (you can fill in the blank with just about anything nowadays). Unhappily, I believe these campaigns may sometimes elicit the opposite of the desired effect for the person who is supporting it……
Take the classic example, “Don’t think of a pink elephant”. At this point you only have 1 of 2 responses. 1. Think about the pink elephant while saying don’t think, or 2. redirect your thoughts to another subject. Our brain does not know ‘not’. It only functions in the positive/yes mode. Therefore, by saying let’s fight The War On _____, our brain only hears ______. Let’s use the example the war on cancer, all our brain hears is war and cancer. The more we say the war on cancer, the more we are telling our brain war and cancer, war and cancer, war and cancer.
My goal is to start a campaign, with a signature color, wristbands, and fundraiser runs for positivity and happiness. My campaign will only speak in the positive for things that are universally in the highest good for all; Positive Mental Attitude, Exercise, Sleep, Nutrition, and the simple things we can do to support these 4 basics. Right now, the working title is Campaign For Positivity & Happiness, but I am open for suggestions.
Now…..where to start???