September 16, 2007
where's your head at?
everybody knows that you've got to try to have a positive attitude in life -- lemons and lemonade, and all that -- but some people seem to think that our thoughts are much more powerful than they really are. some folks believe that all anybody really needs is an "attitude adjustment," and bliss, greatness, wealth and wellness will follow. they believe that the opposite is also true: our nasty, negative thoughts will lead us to misery, poverty and traumatic injury. the "you create your own reality" mentality seems to be applied with great zeal to physical illness: warts are little volcanoes of anger that we haven't released; alzheimer's disease is caused by a person's desire to forget past traumas; cancer can be cured by visualizing armies of white knights vanquishing black cells and people run red lights and hit us because we draw pain into our lives. me, i like to use my mind to bend spoons.