“Positive thinking is like the New Age version of believing in Santa Claus,” writes Rudá Iandé in Huffpost.
Bhagawati questions the effects of popular prayer, chants and well-wishing: “These so-called prayers are all mantras that won’t make anybody wake up but put everybody to sleep with the smug feeling of having ‘done’ something positive.”
In darshan, Osho says, “A man without meditation never comes to know the blessedness of life. He can only feel complaints against life.”
When asked what he thinks of the “positive thinking” movement, Osho believes that it’s doing more harm than good. Why? Because it means we’re denying reality and being dishonest to ourselves. Sott.net quotes Osho at length, on May 12, 2017.
Anando writes, “Dr. Lipton’s research proves that positive thinking does not work, because it is done with the conscious mind – which is NOT running our lives.”