GRATITUDE IS THE MOST HEALING STATE
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Just the way you have to blindfold a horse to lead him out of a burning building, sometimes we have to hogtie our minds and focus on what we have—not what we don’t, in order to create what we want to experience.
In It Takes Guts to Be Happy! I talk about what a limbic system trauma can do to our brain, and gut; it creates a perennial negative feedback loop that takes discipline and support to shift. The mind attaches more easily to negative thoughts than positive ones! I wrote The Happiness Meditation as a tool to help us experience and create happiness, safety, and peace in our day-to-day lives.
Another tool that shifts our negative feedback loops is making a list of ten things for which we are grateful, morning and night, and speaking them out loud. It has been scientifically proven that this exercise shifts the brain chemistry. Try it! You can change your list every day, if you wish … but do it. Just to prove to yourself how effective this exercise is, keep your daily lists in a notebook, and in a month, look back to the first gratitude list you made. I’ll bet your last list is a lot brighter and bolder than your first!