Optimism isn’t about making positive assumptions nor is it about forcing yourself to feel good.
Optimism is simply the art of remaining open to possibility.
In other words, what happens when we are no longer occupying the mind with our judgments, labels, and dogmatic opinions?
When we are not trying to artificially make ourselves believe that life is great and when we are not busy assuming that it’s the end of the world, we are left with nothing but possibility.
That state of being open to possibility without judgement is the source of creative power, personal growth, inner peace, and pleasant emotion.
Positive assumptions are only needed when you have negative assumptions that you’re trying to overcome. But when you drop your assumptions, altogether, your soul stands naked in the open fields of possibility. And what you choose to create from that space is up to you.
At least that’s the way I see it.