I\’m jus\’ sayin\’

February 8, 2008

Oprah’s Suggestion

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bwandungi @ 6:57 am
Tags:

Oprah is not my favorite person in the world and tends to interrupt the people she’s interviewing with her own unrelated experiences. For example, she had Bill Cosby on her show and he was talking about the re-education of black people in America. She really could have done so much more with his message but because she’s a know-it-all we couldn’t hear what his thoughts were. A waste!

Yesterday she had a number of authors on her show who believe that as human beings we have the ability to attract good things to ourselves by thinking positively and using positive affirmations. Louise Hay wrote The Secret where she says,

“I thought it’s great. It’s going to go to lots of people who don’t know anything about this. The metaphysical people already know this, but we don’t use it for things, we use it to improve the quality of our lives.”

Louise says that whatever you put into the universe—be it good or bad—will come back to you.

“It’s almost as though the universe is listening to everything you say and everything you think and saying, ‘Oh, that’s what they want.’ But most of the time we’re talking very negatively about ourselves,” she says. “How can the universe bring you anything good if that’s the way you’re talking? That’s why I like to teach people to love themselves, just to love and adore who you are.”

It seems almost too good to be true until you realize something.  This can be logically explained.

If you speak positively about a situation or about yourself, you will tend to seek out the positive opportunities that present themselves in order to obtain the desired goal.

What I’m willing to explore is something one of them said. I can’t find the exact quote, but here is the general idea. Matter is created because energy holds particles together. Positive energy arising from positive thoughts sent out into the universe (I know, don’t roll your eyes yet) can create that matter which your heart desires.

The reason I believe this in part is that if one looks closely at some of the most powerful people in history, one quickly realizes that these characters did not believe themselves incapable of anything at all! They are egotistical megalomaniacs and they believe that they are special and everything they do is geared towards the acquisition of greater things, be it knowledge, property or spiritual elevation.

I’m going to try it for a little bit and see what happens. It means I have to make a visual board. I’m on it Captain Universe! Now make my shit!

Advertisements

9 Comments »

  1. me too captain universe!
    have read that thing about matter coming together hence creating whatever the mind desires. don’t know from where either. i think though i maybe pushing my matter the wrong places or sumthn…getting a headache here people!

    Comment by jasmine — February 9, 2008 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  2. Cogito suum, all over again. The belief that ‘as a man thinketh so he is’ has been with us for centuries.

    Comment by Minty — February 11, 2008 @ 8:37 am | Reply

  3. @ Jasmine.

    You poor thing. Let’s mount a search for your matter first. LOL!

    Comment by imnxtac — February 12, 2008 @ 9:53 pm | Reply

  4. you too, about Oprah.

    some guy at work is a self appointed marketer for The Secret and we give him a good amount of chidding. maybe because i have never got the chance to really read (or watch it), but i still find it hard to believe that existential stuff about the answers are all within us.

    Comment by The Phantom — February 13, 2008 @ 6:51 am | Reply

  5. you too, about Oprah.

    some guy at work is a self appointed marketer for The Secret and we give him a good amount of chidding. maybe because i have never got the chance to really read (or watch it), but i still find it hard to believe that existential stuff about the answers are all within us.

    Comment by The Phantom — February 13, 2008 @ 6:52 am | Reply

  6. Mbu when Oprah coughs…book sellers catch a collective cold. That is if she isn;t yapping about yo book.

    Comment by Cheri — February 19, 2008 @ 3:53 pm | Reply

  7. Oprah! UGH! Let me see if I understand this woman.
    1. Star of “The Oprah Show”
    2. Publish “Oprah” magazine
    3. Open the “Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy” for girls in South Africa
    4. Announce plans for the “Oprah Winfrey Network” (OWN)
    5. Be the pied-piper for Barak Obama
    Sheesh! This woman’s ego is gihugic. She’s become a goddess to those that can’t think for themselves. Bunch of lemmings! OK. My rant is done. We now return you to your regular programming . . .

    Comment by Michael Kirkpatrick — February 19, 2008 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  8. ooooooo Michael, tread lightly! 🙂

    Her ego is huge, but she has inspired black women for ages and for all her short-comings, she really is doing good.

    How about we let the lemmings throw themselves into the sea? 🙂

    Thank you so much for your input!

    Comment by imnxtac — February 19, 2008 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  9. Oopsie! Hey, I’m a middle-aged American white guy. Please forgive me. Tee-hee-hee! But seriously, see my commentary on “Celebrity Activism and Africa” at:
    http://blackstarnews.com/?c=122&a=4236

    You can also learn a wee-bit about my twisted mind at:
    http://uncleiggy.spaces.live.com/

    Toodles!

    Comment by Michael Kirkpatrick — February 19, 2008 @ 7:33 pm | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: