VALUE YOUR TRUE ASSETS AND THRIVE IN YOUR GENIUS
How Gratitude Can Eliminate Negative Emotions
Do you realize that you have genius inside of you? It can be overlooked if we’re not in a gratitude mindset. We can perceive that we were just “lucky” in accomplishing a goal. Those natural abilities can be overshadowed, and we can miss out on how we were able to accomplish something that others find to be very difficult if not impossible to accomplish.
Having gratitude can affect all of our outcomes in both positive and negative ways. Our minds make up our private reality, the secret part of ourselves that often remains a conundrum to others, becomes an intimate friend or foe to us, depending on how we master our mind’s perceptions, or how unsettling perceptions run us.
Many people take for granted the diverse and sometimes mysterious powers of the mind and its many rich gifts. Choosing to be grateful for challenges, bring out the magnificent genius in us and helps us to grow and expand beyond any limitations imposed by present beliefs.
Any time I experience a smidgen of gratitude, I document it. As a recovering pessimist, I’ve found that anytime I experience gratitude it’s worth celebrating. Over time this ritual has helped me to anchor optimal habits. It’s in these special moments that my mind is in alignment with my highest values or my purpose.
When we exaggerate ourselves, we have a part that whispers, “Who do you think, you are?’ When we minimize ourselves, if we say, “I know, I can do better than that.” Our intuition is at work, trying hard to get us to be centered and balanced and most importantly, authentic and grateful. In this state, we have endless motivation to thrive in our genius.
STEPS TO TAKE TO REFRAME THE WORST OF TIMES INTO THE BEST OF TIMES
High gas prices, the shortage of baby formula, and the bombardment of bad news can create hopelessness. For many, being stuck in scarcity and that things will never get better, can make it impossible to be grateful for anything. Choosing to reframe our perceptions about these events can empower us to take action and influence change.
I was again reminded of the power of gratitude after injuring my back about a month ago. I am grateful for that experience because I was able to connect with an old friend and become re-energized in the pursuit of my purpose.
I would like to thank Dr. John Demartini and his perspectives in his book The Gratitude Effect. Here are the six steps I took that helped me to reframe perceived negative events into positive ones.
Effective Questions to Ponder and Journal About
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