Conscious Optimism

Fortunately, psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. -Karen Horney

In daily life, there is an inner transition I can consciously practice. This is the transition from fear to faith. Faced with ambiguity and uncertainty, I can choose to believe things will work out for the best. The lost job will yield me a new and better one. The difficult friendship set aside yields room for new friends to enter. The novel direction taken by my current thought will prove fruitful, not merely eccentric. All is working toward the good. Rather than indulge in worry and second-guessing, I can elect to believe there is wisdom in the unfolding of events exactly as they are. For many, the decision to switch from fear to faith is a decision to switch from pessimism to optimism. As we choose to be open-minded and optimistic about our lives, we are graced with an alert attention to our unfolding good.

I am a witness to my own miraculous growth. Today, I choose conscious optimism. My life is God’s field planted with the seeds of my future blossoming.

Source: Julia Cameron


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