Would you like to have a little more equanimity and happiness in your life? If your answer is yes, cultivating a little bit more gratitude will get you there. So, buckle up and read on.
Firstly, gratitude is not automatic! Our primitive lizard brain is constantly on the lookout for dangers. So even when things are brilliant, the lizard part of the ancient brain worries that the happy moment won’t last.
“I am too fat…I can’t get anything done…why did I get sick? I am just not worthy…I am stupid…, etc.”
Does any of it sound familiar? As we tend to focus on the negative aspects of our life situations, it is easy to become disillusioned. We stop counting our blessings when the universe doesn’t revolve around us. So, we suffer. We complain and get stuck in our daily existence. The default mode network (1) is set to run on negative frequency waves, and as we think negative thoughts, we bring more darkness into our minds, bodies, and lives.