To say positive thinking breeds success
is to a point the truth – well, more or less.
Reality, however, would suggest
what matters more is really openness:
acceptance of what comes as being blessed
with more experience and evidence
that life provides in both pleasure and stress
instructions for achieving happiness;
that seeing plus and minus makes complex
equations of existence that compress
the ebb and flow of being to a test,
a pass or fail we struggle through, at best.
Far better, say the sages, east and west,
to use whatever works, and leave the rest.
23 MAR 2017