Alison Ledgerwood, TED Talk: How to unstuck from negatives
Alison Ledgerwood is a assistant professor at the Department of Psychology in the University of California, Davis. Her TED talk is on understanding the way people think and behave in certain situations and how to harness that knowledge to potentially improve their quality of life.
Alison experiments can tell you why we get stuck in negative thoughts for long and why we work hard to unstuck from it. Watch this TED talk and you will understand why once the loss frame gets in there it sticks for long.
Here is why you can’t get rid of negatives easily in life.
We often forget that our thoughts are not the facts of our life and that’s how we encourage negative thoughts to engulf our mind leaving behind a little hope or just little hope. Or maybe, we should agree that our thoughts become the facts of our life.
H.E. Davey, the author of The Japanese Way of the Artist ( The book that explores the mind and body connection that lies at the heart of traditional Japanese arts and culture,) says,
“By means of personal experimentation and observation, we can discover certain simple and universal truths. The mind moves the body, and the body follows the mind. Logically then, negative thought patterns harm not only the mind but also the body. What we actually do builds up to affect the subconscious mind and in turn affects the conscious mind and all reactions.”
Maybe that’s the only solution we are left with, the best way to eliminate negative thoughts is to replace it with positive ones.
As Alison Ledgerwood says, its takes effort to think positive or change negative thoughts to positive ones but it’s all worth doing. Maybe, it’s the change in attitude that matters and when I mention about attitude, it reminds me of one of the finest lines by Kahlil Gibran which goes like this,
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens”