Showing appreciation, being thankful and having an attitude of gratitude are features we increasingly see on wellbeing and personal development sites. It’s borderline #trending but why do we need to be reminded to say thank you – aren’t we all already doing so?
Accidental wellbeing is situational. Intentional wellbeing is strategic.
Upgrading our thought health means we align our thoughts with experiencing life AS IT IS, not using the old software of the past. It means we are deliberate in overwriting unconscious thought patterns that have been the operating system of our lives.
People are gradually waking up to the idea that we are not our thoughts; there is us, and there are the thoughts we think. In recent years, I have ‘woken-up’ personally i.e. I have begun to see the world with a different level of conscious awareness.
It’s what makes the best novels great, the most captivating movies sell-out, the scenario in which the main character must pay the unthinkable cost for what they most desire. You lean in, hoping they don’t choose the option that means if the same were true for you in your current situation you’d be screwed.
Some of us in life are, by our own admission, ‘all or nothing’. For the most part – we don’t especially get on with moderation. If we’re doing a thing, we’re balls-out doing it, and if we’re not, then we’re really not.