Sunday, November 16, 2008



Optimism is having faith in yourself and the human race.

Optimism is knowing that life’s complexity and its chaotic presentation create the forces for survival.

Optimism is knowing that the dark night of the soul when you stare into the open mouth of the lion, is part of a journey, not the end. It is knowing that mourning releases you from the crippling clinging attachment to those things, people or relationships you have lost. By letting go you release yourself and others to potential.

Optimism knows the negative exists in potential, thus….

Optimism is realistic.

Optimism is far more than positive thinking. The latter overlays negative thoughts without dealing with them, leaving them to ultimately corrupt the positive thinking.

Optimism is not wishful thinking.

Optimism can inspire others.

Optimism is a choice.
Image: Frisson Gouache on paper 21 x 30 cm 2008

1 comment:

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