Positive Images

Positive images: a great tool to keep a positive attitude

You can find information about positive thinking in different formats: text (books, blogs, web sites, magazines...), audio (mp3, CD), and image (think YouTube videos or positive posters).

As you read, listen to, or watch positive thinking information, you may have realized that you tend to remember better the information delivered in a certain way (for instance, images).

This is because we each have a "preferred", natural way to absorb information.

You can make your learning about positive thinking (or anything, for the matter) much easier if you identify which is your natural way to absorb information and use it.

I am predominantly visual - I absorb information the easiest when I see it. So at times I tried to put the ideas I was learning into some sort of visual caption or positive images, with stick-man drawings.

The result wasn't very visually appealing though...

Then, I took a short course that my friend Deb organized, called Resistance Toys: Clever Distractions Designed to Change Your Mind One Neuropathway at a Time".

Through the course I discovered how I could go beyond and "paint" or "build" my positive reminder, with whatever materials I chose.

So I grabbed my painting brushes and created a few positive images, which I pasted on the walls of my room to keep on inspiring me and reminding me of the path I choose to follow.

Here I'm sharing a few of these positive images with you.

I wish they inspire you to grab your tools (brushes, clay, beads, papier mache, stickers, scrapbooking materials - whatever works for you) and create your own positive visual reminder.

Positive images

"I choose"

This is the first piece of positive images I produced following Deb's course "Resistance Toys: Clever Distractions Designed to Change Your Mind One Neuropathway at a Time", kind of a representation on the line of the tale of the two wolves:

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me", he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

I used a black spiral to represent what the evil wolf means, and a combination of colours to represent what the good wolf means. In the center there is a drawing of me, floating effortlessly towards the colour side.

This piece is a great excellent visual reminder for me to keep on walking towards the light all the time.


This piece helps me to remember that I don't need to struggle. I can choose at any moment the attitude I want to have about any situation or project I may be busy with: I can choose to think it's easy, or I can choose to think it's difficult.

When you tell yourself (and others) that something is difficult, you are creating your very own experience of that something being difficult. Same happens if you think that something is easy.

Thus this positive visual reminder helps me to consciously choose to have it easy in any situation.

"It's not true"

I created this piece as a counter-voice to negative and self-doubting thoughts. Whenever my mind goes down the path of "I can't" I have a quick glance at this poster and remind myself that "It's not true".


"Gracias" is the Spanish word for Thanks. This simple piece, with one large word Gracias and many smaller words which cross the large one, acts as a reminder to be thankful.


This piece represents the energy that we feed ourselves and the energy that we give out. It reminds me that it is necessary to maintain a balance and not only give energy out to others, but also to give energy and care for myself.

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