The Power of Being Grateful

Reboot Your World Views

Just as you reboot your computer, you can reboot your way of perceiving life. Are you frequently sad? Do you easily get your feelings hurt, feel life is unfair to you, negatively compare yourself to others, or feel that you have less or are lower than others? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time to take action and prove to yourself that this is all an illusion! By shifting perceptions, habits or dysfunctional behavior, you can change you own life dramatically!

Our perceptions and choices color or shade our world. The brain takes commands in whatever verbal form it hears, including negative parents, unhappy mates, TV commercials, or sad music. They all go in and cycle around our brains, shaping our perception of the world. If you listen to depressing music, or get caught up in the ugliness in the news and if the input is always negative then the outcome will be as well. Garbage in, garbage out! So we must shift the negative focus to a more positive outlook in order to feel more positive. Gratitude is an amazing tool for taking back and creating your own happiness!

There is a test you can do to see if this improves your outlook on life. You’ll need to create a Gratitude Journal. For seven days, take five minutes each night to write down five things that happened that day that you’re grateful for. It can be as small as a smile from a child or someone letting you in before them in traffic. The only rule is that you must find five things each day for seven days. If you choose not to do it one day, or miss a day, you need to start over until you have done seven days in a row. This is just a taste of what seeing the world with gratitude can do. In order to really make a huge shift in your perceptions, do this for at least 21 days (three weeks). Then you’ll have rebooted your brain so that you see the world as a more friendly and loving space. It takes approximately 21 days to change a mental habit. The more you shift your focus towards the positive, the more positive your day will seem. Your outlook on your future becomes more positive as well and people’s perceptions of you will be more positive as well.

We’re all drawn to positive people . The pay raises, flirtations and party invites tend to flow in that direction as well. Positive people tend to have less physical issues, and/or recover more quickly from surgeries or health challenges. Positive attitudes attract good energy. So, stop blaming life or others for your feelings of being less than. Take action and reclaim a happy life.

2 thoughts on “The Power of Being Grateful

  1. Faith ext. 9608Faith ext. 9608

    Lovely article Yemaya – ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ – such a powerful spiritual principle that works so well. 🙂 Thank you!

    Blessings, Faith ext. 9608

  2. Quinn ext.5484Quinn ext.5484

    dear yemaya,
    great article…
    gratitude is a mainstay in the buddhist realm.
    positive thinking is a mainstay in life. 🙂
    buddha bless,


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