By Niamh Fodla
Some people don’t relate to spirituality. In fact, some of my favorite people do not believe that there’s a spirit world. There’s nothing wrong with that. When I sit quietly and “feel”, I experience something that they don’t experience when they do the same thing. If I didn’t experience it, then I wouldn’t believe either. It’s as simple as that. And for that reason, I want to put an entry out there for all of the wonderful, compassionate, exciting people in the world who are interested in ideas on healing that don’t require a belief in a spirit world.
Here’s a discussion on what positive psychology can do to heal your life that is extremely entertaining. You’re gonna enjoy this! Its theories are strictly psychological – and this is an exciting new branch of western psychology that focuses on the good in your life instead of the bad. The lecture ends with practical exercises you can try that may change your life in as quickly as 21 days. It’s worth a try! And as I said, I think you’ll have fun watching this:
(And of course, if you are a spiritually-oriented person, I think you’ll like it too. We’ve all met people with strong spirits but crazy or negative minds. And they’re usually kind of a wreck. It’s good to tend your mind as well as your spirit, I think!)
So this may seem a little corny, but let’s pair that great lecture with everyone’s favorite Louis Armstrong song. He’s someone who had a lot of reason to be unhappy if he’d wanted to be. (He grew up poor-beyond-poor without either a father or a mother in the picture – as they had each abandoned the kids in turn. Born in 1901, it was a hard time to grow up African American, too.) But he thrived and was a successful musician, and stepped forward for other people. He wore a Star of David all his adult life in honor of a Jewish family who had always been kind to him. Here he is, practicing ‘positive psychology’, whether he knew it or not! Click here.
Photo: Author: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. / Wikimedia Commons / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Louis_Armstrong_restored.jpg / Louis Armstrong