i will like us to always avoid words like:
1. Things are very difficult for me...
2. I am sick...
3. I am broke...
4. I am a poor person or our family is poor..
5. there is no hope again or i have lose hope in it...
these words are not good for anybody who wish to succeed in life.Instead,replace the above words with:
1. All things are working together for my good...
2. i can never be sick in my life,am strong forever..
3. I am rich,i cannot afford to be broke
4. I am rich,my family background notwithstanding..
5. Where there is Life,there is Hope..My future is very bright..
When you become consious of these words,you will see things changing for your good..
I am all for a positive look on life, but positivity without a sense of reality is a step too far for me. If I’m sick, then I’m sick. There’s no point in denying.
There is a difference between "I have a virus" and "I am sick".
I tend to say "I am fighting off a virus" while I am still functioning, and "I am taking a sick day" when I have such severe symptoms that I feel my immune system needs me to stay in bed.
I have found that I usually get through a normal virus with just 2-3 days of fighting it off. It is a rare and severe bug that requires a sick day.
I agree that acknowledging what is so - there is a virus in your system - is better than knowingly lying to yourself - saying "I am at the peak of health" when you're sniffling and hacking.
However, you can acknowledge the truth, and accurately, without giving your subconscious disempowering instructions.
I have a virus in my system.
I am fighting off a virus.
I have a few symptoms of a virus.
All these are better instructions to your subconscious than "I am sick" - I HAVE is always more empowering than I AM in such situations - and they are also true and accurate.
All that is interesting Jenny, and I did not think about that part yet - probably cause I get sick not that often I guess I will give it a try next time I will be fighting a virus. BTW, how do you know you are fighting a virus, not a bacteria or fungus?
Anyway, the point is OP hurts the case instead of helping it. Joining the site and almost immediately placing the post instructing others what to do does not come across as a very wise move, and thus does not add to the message credibility
Thanks my friend,
It does not matter weather a person is joining and posting.What matters is what the person is saying.
This not my first time of posting in forums.So let us not belittle or discourage anybody.You were ones new in this forum,i guess.
This may constitute TMI (Too Much Information) but the example I had in mind was having a headache and runny nose, which obviously isn't a fungus.
Bacterial infections produce thick, colored mucus (usually yellow or green, although sometimes white), and viral ones produce clear mucus.
There is no point going to the doctor if you have a virus, because they have no medication that will help you any more than over-the-counter symptomatic relief like paracetamol will.
But if you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics can help.
Many doctors will prescribe antibiotics if you show up with a virus, because people want pills, and it's quicker and easier to write the prescription than to convince the person they don't need one.
This means it is important for individuals to be able to tell the difference, and only go when they actually need an antibiotic.
A little OT (Off Topic), but you asked ...
I do agree with OP. One doesnt really need to be a long timer here to post positive sentiments. It didnt sound as instruction to me - more like saying aloud of thoughts.
Its these kind of statements from regulars here that has kept me away from the forum here. I have been a member here for close to ten months now...but did encounter a bit of negativity at the forums (not personally)...I do think new comers should be made to feel welcome more - and if they are not welcomed, at least people who haven't anything nice to say can leave them alone!
I think the OP/TS is expecting some attention by doing this...
Perhaps I'm just reading all the wrong (or right!) hubs, but I can recall very scant negativity in the personal sense on any of the hubs I've read. Even those detailing death and sickness seem to put the most positive spin they can on things, and the perennial moans and groans about irksome jobs are written with a comedic slant.
As a devout "positive thinker" and "Law of Attraction" devotee this string is of interest to me. I have been with HubPages for nine months but active only a few days and I'm not familiar with the vocabulary. What is OP/TS? About positive reinforcement statements, it is my experience that the power of positive statements is in the belief behind them. If you don't believe what you're saying it won't work anyway because the thought behind the statement is negative. Also it's not good energy to correct people in their statements and beliefs about health or anything else in their personal life unless they ask. Because unsolicited comments about another person's personal beliefs create a negative vibration of resentment in them and that's not good.
Events and situations that present themselves in one's life are not negative nor positive, they just are. The words used to describe them are more about the attitude and outlook of the person doing the describing. As someone else here said it's not the words you use but the belief behind them that is most important. Attitude is a decision we make. We decide to be positive, or happy or sad when confronted by events. We also decide how to view others and how to interpret their words. If someone says "I am sick" we as the listener decide to view that as positive or negative and attach that connotation as we see fit based on the context of the conversation.
I find comfort in reality, accepting yourself for who you are is healthy, no matter what words you use. I'm a fat, bald, beer-swilling pedant with a penchant for sarcasm, kindness and jokes. I''ll happily proclaim the lot of me with a proud smirk to anyone and defy them to point out what's wrong with any of it. What makes us "worthy" is to like ourselves for who we are and not let what someone else decides counts as "flaws" impact how we see ourselves. That's how things things like "fat" or "shy" or "too small a chest" become poisonous. By letting other's define what is "right" or "healthy" you bind yourself to their notions of approval. Screw others; wtf do they know? They're slogging through life blindly, just like you.
I don't think this particular thread will suffer - and thanks for your point of view. Interesting, I never thought of classifying diseases by the mucus color, that seems to make sense though.
I was once told by infectionist, that all or almost all of our common colds have two phases - viral and bacterial. Virus starts and exhausts the immune system in a couple of days, and then bacteria have a field day or rather week. It seems to work for me, and now I can add your indicator to distinguish between phases
Read "The Secret - by Rhonda Byrne" - great book about the power of positive thinking.
To my mind, positive thinking is a double-edged sword.
I agree with the principle: walking around saying "woe is me" is likely to make you feel worse instead of better. However, thinking positively to the point of denying reality is just plain silly and can be dangerous.
What about the person who refuses to acknowledge they're sick when they have a life-threatening infection like meningococcal?
What about the person who refuses to acknowledge there are problems in their marriage, to the point where their spouse walks out?
I worked with a woman who was a real positive thinker. She had been through some unhappy relationships and family problems but was determinedly looking on the bright side. She struck me as very brittle, because she was refusing to deal with her grief and unhappiness and suppressing it instead. I don't think that's healthy.
I did not take any offense.
I am trying to understand, cause for me this guy came across as a Christian minister knocking in your door 7am on Saturday morning to "save" you. Even without opening the post a quick glance on the title reveals two characteristics: illiterate and condescending. Post itself just reinforces the feeling. That's how I see this.
There are plenty of newbies who come to these forums with politeness and respect to others, and they are treated accordingly in return. But ones like this will always get their comebacks, at least while Mark and myself are active on these forums. I do think it is fair.
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