7/21/2020 - It Can Always Be Worse (or how to feel Gratitude at all times)

First, see the Joy blog post. In that post Joy was described as “ A feeling of great pleasure and happiness ”. This is a desirable thing, but is is noted in the post that this required Gratitude . Gratitude can be difficult to have during difficult times, or so it would seem. Actually, it is possible to feel Gratitude at all times: We know that no matter what we are going through, things could always be worse This is always the basis for any Gratitude Gratitude requires H

7/20/2020 - Joy

Definition : A feeling of great pleasure and happiness. An emotional feeling that is the direct result of Gratitude Requires Humility Is directly related to the level of Humility Is reduced by the level of Ego Notes Gratitude : Being thankful Humility : Seeing things for as they are Ego : Seeing things as we want them to be. Seeing things by how they affect us.

5/5/2020 - I Have Thoughts of Fear - But I am Not Afraid

As I began my work day I am consumed by an overwhelming fear of dread. That some unknown situation would transpire to cause me mental pain. Perhaps my feelings would be hurt by a co-working expressing disappointment in me. Perhaps an emergency will transpire and cause me anxiety and more fear. My Thoughts Are Not Reality Continuing with the meditation that my thoughts are not to be taken as reality , I considered that just because I am having fearful thoughts , th...

4/8/2020 - I Know My Thoughts are Not Reality (Part 2)

Each day, when I write my Gratitude List I now include this line: I know my Thoughts are Not Reality I am “Grateful” for this, because without this knowledge I would be trapped in a Belief System that was constrained by the false belief that what is inside my head is actually real , and must be dealt with as such. There would be no Winning here because my mind is capable of producing practically any thought and by conservative estimates I figure about 99% of these...

2/20/2020 - My Thoughts Are Not Reality

The book, The Worry Trick, How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It, by David Carbonell PhD, teaches us that basically our thoughts are not reality. The point of the book is to get you to accept these thoughts. I ‘live in my head’ because I can’t help it. I also can’t stop it. I however, do not have to believe that just because my brain ‘thinks of something’, that the ‘thought’ is somehow ‘true’, ‘likely to happen’, or even ‘important’. However, if...

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