Positive thoughts can be mis-leading because you can think that positive thoughts are who you are because they’re favourable of you or your situation. On the contrary, they’re not favourable enough. Positive thoughts aren’t even the thin slice of who you are. They simply do not have the breadth nor the depth to define your greatness. Positive thoughts can only point to the greatness that you are, but they cannot define it.
The Buddha in the Shurangama Sutra uses the analogy of the finger pointing to the moon. If you focus on the finger you will miss seeing the moon or mistake the finger for the gloriousness to which it points to.
A positive thought is like the pointing finger. It’s showing you the way, but the positive thought, just like the finger is not the magnificence to which it points to.
You are truly more powerful than any positive thought that you can think about yourself. You are the space in which that positive thought happens. You are truly MAGNIFICENT (and even MAGNIFICENT doesn’t do you justice. Your power and potential is greater than any thought you could ever have about yourself.
Let there be space in your mind.