“Words are like X-rays if you use them properly—they’ll go through anything.” — Aldous Huxley
For today’s viewing pleasure, I’m sending out an excerpt from E-Cubed. Enjoy!!!
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼I have a friend who shall not be named that regularly accuses me of being a pie-in-the-sky Pollyanna. She thinks talking only about the good and the beautiful is denying facts.
But here’s my position. “Facts” are not that interesting. I much prefer discussing possibilities. Sure those studies, those government reports, those doctors’ prognoses declare what she might call irrefutable “facts.” But to me, they’re nothing but a catapult for something better.
I believe the most important faculty we possess is our imagination, and that by aligning it with the field of infinite potentiality, we can create something so much better than “current facts.” Harping on about “current facts” just calls in more of the same. To waste our time on “appearances” is denying the power we have to change things for the better. I would much rather deny “facts” than deny my own ability to imagine something better. My words are the seeds that plant the possibilities.
We can continue to focus on “what is” or “what appears to be,” or we can focus on what we can better imagine. “What is” is simply what we’ve been focusing on. “What could be” is much more interesting. At least to me.
Those “facts” that my friend accuses me of denying are nothing but the harvest of the words of lack and problems we spoke up until now.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.
” My words are the seeds that plant the possibilities.” Oh yes indeedy! My words are the indication of of my mindset. When I listen to the way in which I talk about a situation (or about someone, or about myself) i hear the reflection of my limitations…or of my open doors. Paying attention to my words allows me to make the shift, when needed, to the vastness of possibility.
Vastness of possibility. I like that phrase and may have to borrow it sometime. Thanks!!
And one more here for good measure. Thanks, John!
Love this, Pam. And it is a continuation of all that I am coming to see as real. The fact is that we wouldn’t recognize a “fact” if it came right up and looked us in the eye. Can’t wait for your new book to come out. Sure hope it will be soon!
Thanks, Barbara. The new book is coming out soonish. September 16 is the pub date.
You GO, Honey!!! Your Wish is Your Command…. Your Thought is Your Reality!!
Right on, Lawrence!!!
Albert Einstein would agree. He used to say “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
I LOVE Albert Einstein. And I LOVE imagination even more.
Great post Pam !! You and I both know ‘What if’s’ will turn into ‘What is’ if we focus on the ‘What if’s’ long enough. And ‘What is’ will stay the current ‘What is’ if we only focus on ‘What is’ if you get what I mean ??
And nothing wrong with Pollyanna. I am a self-confessed Pollyanna and proud of it.
Oh by the way Happy July 4th xx
Love it. Another Pollyanna. Let’s start a club.
The cool thing is that we are the sole architects of the stories we tell ourselves about anything, which imbue any “thing” with meaning and value in our own, unique, individual universe.
While we are never compelled to make something “good” if we don’t want to, we are also never forced to tell ourselves stories which don’t serve us and don’t align our beliefs with our desires.
People often shrug off positive thinking because, as you’ve noted, they find it distasteful. And those folks are often praised as people who really “tell it like it is”.
I’m often reminded of that Zig Ziglar quote, when he was challenged that motivation isn’t lasting. “That’s right”, he is reported to have said, “and neither is bathing. That’s why it’s recommended daily.”
How unfortunate for some. Every single “thing” (including our emotions and the other people we experience) is value-neutral. We are the contextual creators who define every “thing’s” meaning and value; that is how our universe “works” and that is the role we play in it.
Any of us are free to go on “telling it like it is”, but we’re all actually “telling is how we’re choosing to tell it” – no matter what stories we’re telling ourselves.
Thank you so much, Pam, for helping make suffering optional. That is my greatest desire and I am so happy to be working hand-in-hand with so many beautiful people to manifest that desire.
That’s one of the greatest gifts of your immense popularity. You are a beacon I’m incredibly grateful for! Please keep growing, keep shining, and keep leading the way.
Thanks, Greg!!! I’m sure we’ll both keep growing and shining. Thanks for your always-thought-provoking comments.
Agree! Look forward to reading E-Cubed!
I love this post. My family has started asking, “How does it get any better than this?” Then, POW, the ice cream man rolls by or we spot a rainbow in the sky! When we are open to anything that is possible we are not limited by our own perspective and open to the infinite potential of the universe.
That’s the cool thing. It’s SUPPOSED to keep getting better and better.
I Love you Pam Grout!!!!
Back at ya, Corinne!!!
Hi Pam. E Squared got my attention in the staffroom at my beautiful workplace. I began reading during my break and then ordered and purchased five copies (with little to no thought of if the payment would go through on my credit card lol). One copy for myself, two for dear friends and one each to my children (18 & 19 yo). Thank you for allowing the inspiration to share E Squared in a simple and easy to understand language that my kids connected with. The sharing of the experiments and what we are all creating is so amazing and fun. I am already enjoying E Cubed lol …