Thursday, November 20, 2008

Focus on the Positive

It can be difficult to stay optimistic about our lives these days with such economic dread upon us and much more predicted in the near future. Yes, we do have to be careful about our world and inidividual economic situation. We can do that by staying in the present moment, being focused on the tasks at hand and being positive that we will come out of this dire time. Focusing on the negative only enhances it. I just read an article in the S.F Chroncile titled,'Pursuing Happiness in Perilous Times'. The article is talking about how in the midst of one of the biggest economic meltdowns more than 30 psychologists, biologists, philosophers and educators will be in town to discuss the history, the significance and the state of human happiness. Robina Courtin, the organizer of this conference called, 'Happiness and Its Causes' says, "We can't guarentee the dollars, but we can guarentee a happy mind'.
This growing field of exploration is finding incredible research about the link between mental and physical health related to our attitudes about what we thank about. The old saying, 'Your attitude determines your altitude is now being scientificaly proven!
It is more important now than any other time in history to use our mental control and focus on the positive. Turn off the TV, radio or computer. Listen to the birds, feel the warm sunshine on your face, enjoy the autumn leaves. There is so much goodness in the world. Enjoy it! Amplify it!

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