We hear a lot about the search for happiness, but I find thinking about contentment more useful
The resource-seeking system is what motivates us to get out of bed each morning, to work hard, to accomplish our tasks, whether small or large, and to strive for excellence
In mindfulness, we are in effect asking – ‘what is really going on right now?’
Most of us are pretty familiar with fight or flight, which is the first of Paul Gilbert’s three emotional systems I mentioned in last week’s reflection.
Most of us carry within us some kind of ‘silent grief’ – a disenfranchised grief for something we’ve lost which isn’t publicly recognised, but which may still burden us.
The gentle half smile is a way of bringing positive energy into our day, of lifting our spirits without necessarily trying to radically change our underlying feeling state.
What is the tone of voice we use to communicate with ourselves in our own head?
‘In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.’
One of the most endearing, positive qualities we can have in our lives is that of enthusiasm.
‘Always look on the bright side of life…’