The supremacy of positive thinking in one’s life will thrust him to cling into his faith, regardless on where fate leads him.
Last night, we had our second meeting for our Development Entrepreneurship class. I was almost not permitted to enter the campus for the sole reason of not complying with the university’s prescribe clothing. According to the student’s handbook, what I wore was beyond the yardstick of decency. Sigh! I begged the guard to let me in, and she succumbed to my pitiful plea.
Our professor, an AIM MBA graduate in his 50’s, started the class in his usual low-key voice with a Bible visible in one hand. “What would a Bible be doing in a Business Management class?”, I stealthily asked a seatmate. In reply, she laid a sheet on my desk. Well, it was the syllabus. After sorting it, my eyes rested on the text, “The Parable of the Talents”. Of course, it must be part of the assignment. Stupidity struck me again, which in fact, near to irresponsibility as I was non-existent in the same room a week ago.
The lecture stretched to an hour, two hours, and then, three hours. To my surprise, he did not release us until 10.00pm. The discussion twisted into somewhat like a Religious Study, with a tinge of Values Education, class. Though it was a very enlightening, I saw boredom in the air. Some were near to snoring. At one point in the discussion, our professor nonchalantly uttered something about the “power of positive thinking” and “faith”. Being a Mormon for years, he could be considered as a pious churchgoer. He usually sings his own praises. He tells success stories of people within his circle, over and over again. He has a brilliant mind. He has a very interesting life, at least, to the people who know him. There is one statement that really entrenched in my mind. He said that he always says, “Something wonderful will happen to me today!” every morning, after saying his prayer.
A positive outlook will lead us to a happy life. We may be tussling with problems of all sorts; this will give us strength in our faith, not only in a religious denotation. This entails having unconditional and unquestioning belief that there is a divine intervention, in any form. However, a faith with no work is DEAD. Hence, we are still in-charge of our own fate. As what the Filipino reality-tv show, Starstruck, says, “dream, believe, and survive!.
Our life is like a bed of roses. There are thorns that we should watch out for. After all, a rose without a thorn is NOT a rose. These thorns complete the whole picture. A person, who sees its beauty and does not care about the thorns, views life optimistically. It can be said too, that a life with problems is wonderful.
That’s the power of positive thinking.