Post Edited (Kiera) : 2/7/2008 10:17:47 PM (GMT-7)
Because someone pushed this book on me, I actually did read it. All it is, is a modern version of the old book "The Power of Positive Thinking". Only THIS version is more "new age", "yuppie", and is indeed a "If you think you'll be rich, you WILL be rich!!" bunch of nonsense. And yes, people think that if you THINK away your illness, it will GO away.
Now, please do understand this: I DO think that individuals have control over their attitudes about life. You can go through life convinced that everything bad has come your way, there is no way out of it, the bad things that happen are someone else's fault but you're blamed, you're the one that gets dumped on and so there's no way you'll manage ever to have a good life.....
or you can go through life taking responsibility for your actions (like, you can't change anyone else's behavior but you can change yours), having control over those things over which you can have control, and letting go of the rest (you can't totally control what MS is doing to your nervous system, but you can listen to your doctor, take your meds, follow the new advances and when something legitimately promising comes down the path find out about it and maybe try it, for example...)
Very simplistically, you can go through life thinking the cup is half full, and you're going to work to fill it...or that it's half empty, there's no way you can put anything more in the cup, and it's slowly going to drain away and you'll be left with nothing.
The book? I threw it in the trash.
Oh GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR don't even get me started on that piece of trash. I read it and I also threw it in the trash. Not only did that book say that if you think it and truly believe it, it will happen, it also says that everything that has already happened to you, you called to yourself by sending out those signals. The basic premis of the book is that the universe will basically radiate back to you your own thoughts. If you believe that, then you must beleive that you caused your own illness by sending out the signal that caused the universe to bounce this back to you in the form of illness. OH this just makes me so mad!!!!!! So a tiny innocent toddler that develops cancer did this to himself???? Please???? Oh but the book says that people don't know that that is what they are sending out to the universe so that is why seemingly innocent people get sick and other such rot.
I am a firm believer in positive thinking and postive attitude. I have have always seen the glass as mostly full even when I have accidentally dropped that glass on the floor and it is shattered. Oh don't get me wrong, I get down like the everyone does, but I have found more strength in me and my friends and loved ones than I could ever hope for. I don't stay down for long.
Do not put any faith in that book. It is a money making project for the author.
It is so good to see you here. How are you doing?? Tell us every little thing, and forget that book. When someone says that that book will cure you, tell them it is to big too swallow or inject.
Love and prayers,
Post Edited (Gretchen1) : 2/8/2008 5:02:25 PM (GMT-7)
You said it just perfectly. Tell them what you are doing for progression. Tell them it is ignorant to think that thinking will lead to a cure.
I am sorry to hear of your fatigue. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. How is that baby girl????
School is great. I have one of the nicest classes I have ever had. I love my job. It is such a blessing for me to get to work with them. They are so fun. It keeps my mind off of me. I have been teaching an early morning reading class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. That has been crazy. It starts at 7:30 in the morning and when I get there at about 7:20 there are students waiting for me.
Keep us posted. We want to know how you are.
love and prayers,