Change for your mind
by Dr. R. Wolf Shipon
A friend of mine posted the photo above. He is a psychologist and was promoting a discussion. Here’s my answer:
The answer depends on you.
The mind is a remote control for reality. The same people can be disappointing or amazing from one moment to the next.
The thing is, we decide. We change the channel. Such is our awareness.
I give out the following coin to anyone who will take one.
The coin represents both sides of the awareness. Its function is to perform cognitive retraining - if at any moment it is literally a coin flip regarding whether we think something is positive or negative, you might as well use it to find five reasons to be grateful when you land on a good thing. Loads of research, including mine, on the salubrious effects of a gratitude practice in helping people get not just mentally but even physically better. Plus, it strengthens relationships to be a grateful person — as we are fundamentally a prosocial species, this is a good thing.
Change For Your Mind
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