I shouldn’t wait to lose people and things to appreciate their true value. I should take nothing for granted. I should lower my gratitude threshold, so I can truly treasure my loved ones and friends.
In the past two decades, neuroscientists have made phenomenal advances in mapping the brain’s function…But the bulk of this information remains in the confines of research papers. As a result…we continue to use our brains and minds in much the same way our ancestors did a few thousand years ago…In this book, you’ll learn important information that will help you use your brain and mind to live your life to its fullest potential. My colleagues and I have conducted several research studies of this approach…the results show remarkable improvements in stress, anxiety, resilience, happiness, well-being and quality of life.
If you can’t totally forgive just yet, create an island of forgiveness. Live a day of your life having forgiven everyone
Engage with your life now. Tomorrow the baby won’t need your shoulder…Life isn’t about success or meditation; it is about finding meaning in the obstructions to success and meditation.
Distinguish between the attitude and the practice of compassion. Afﬁrming by itself isn’t enough…True compassion puts energy behind the feeling…An honest, heartfelt prayer or good wish is a supreme act of compassion.
Compassion intended but not expressed is like a gift that’s wrapped but not given. The best place to start practicing compassion is right in your home.
Hugging you each moment is a dear friend who tirelessly meets your needs, isn’t selling anything, seeks nothing in return and never judges you. You can be yourself with this friend, even on a bad hair day. Who is this friend? Nature.
Gratitude works best when you’re grateful for something tangible and real. Be as specific as possible. Be grateful for your friend Tammy, who remembered your birthday…Be grateful that you were able to order lunch the way you liked, you could pay for it, you enjoyed the taste, and your body digested and absorbed the nutrients.