Many people believe in the benefits of positive thinking, but are frustrated by the persistence of negative thoughts. If you are one of them, you may know how easy it is to blame yourself or feel ashamed for not being able to get rid of negative thoughts. John F. Demartini offers you a fresh perspective. He says both positive and negative thinking are important, and explains the nature and origins of both. Demartini sees the world as both a matrix of love, in which you are always participating, and a balance of opposites. You have and need both that which you think of as positive, and that which you think of as negative. Each type of thought and experience has a purpose, and each leads us to discover the balance of our entirety. DeMartini says, “We are really a blended complementation of opposites. When we see one or the other we label ourselves happy or sad. When we see both of them we label ourselves grateful and loving.” (hosted by Michael Toms)
Dr. John F. Demartini is a human behavior specialist and educator. He has created the Demartini Method and the Demartini Value Determination methodologies and is the founder of the Demartini Institute dedicated to exploring and expanding human awareness with a focus on empowering individuals and organizations to become inspired leaders.
His books include:
- Inspired Destiny: Living a Fulfilling and Purposeful Life (Hay House 2010)
- Breakthrough Experience (Hay House 2002)
- Count Your Blessings: The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love (Hay House 2006)
- The Heart of Love: How to Go Beyond Fantasy to Find True Relationship Fulfillment (Hay House 2007)
- From Stress to Success…in Just 31 Days! (Hay House 2009)
To learn more about the work of John Demartini go to www.drdemartini.com.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- What force constantly guides us to our authentic selves
- How it is possible to believe nothing ever needs fixing
- Why recognizing our wholeness means to embrace things we don’t always find pleasant or comfortable
- Why we keep attracting negative people and experiences into our lives
- How brain functioning supports the idea of the complementarity of opposites
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 2/23/2007 Program Number: 3192