Positive thinking helps us manage stress, anxiety, and life events. That is not to deny negative thoughts but I believe it is important to have balance and to not give our negative thinking too much power and control over us.
My niece posted about a little bird in her head that could instill negative thoughts. I responded as follows:
The little bird of which you speak
Is inside of us all
Instilling doubt and making us meek.
Where does he come from? Why is he here?
If we understood what he wants
Perhaps things would be more clear.
Alas, he is part of our past
People and events having left their mark
Messing up our minds with thoughts that linger and last.
Don’t go down this path of self-doubt
Focus on your greatness and uniqueness
For in the end that’s what will flush the negativity out!