The power of positive thinking

PRINCEVILLE — The secrets to positive thinking will be unveiled soon by a psychologist trained in shamanism.

Dr. Serge Kahili King will be give his presentation, “How to Stay Positive When the World Seems to be Falling Apart,” on Sept. 7.

“The future is never fixed, but now is the moment of power,” King said. “What we do and how we think in the present moment may not control the future, but it has more influence on the future than anything else.”

After receiving a doctorate in psychology at California Western University in 1979, King was trained in shamanism by the Kahili family of Kauai, as well as by African and Mongolian shamans. He has written several works concerning indigenous wisdom.

The author has produced a large selection of self-help books and digital media on the subject. Now he travels around the world to share his knowledge and skills with those willing to listen.

According to King, the keys to positivity are centered around the idea that one can alter thinking and change rules to renew focus. He believes by being flexible, we can eliminate stress, increase appreciation and build self confidence.

Dr. King is the executive director of Aloha International, a nonprofit, worldwide network of individuals who have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

“You don’t look for a good life path, you choose one that makes you feel good inside,” King said. “Every path has its own bumps and curves and rocks or holes. So difficulties do not mean the path is not good. Keep your mind on why you want to walk the path not on how hard it might be.”

Hear more of his thoughts during the enlightening evening that will include a combination of talk and demonstrations to show people what they can do to stay positive, how to do it, and why it works.

The program costs $5. It begins at 7 p.m. at Church of the Pacific in Princeville.

Info: 651-7617, www.huna.org

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