Looking on the Bright Side

Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted on 05-06-2021

3 to 1…Apparently, that’s the magic ratio that will lead you to flourishing in life, rather than languishing.

Many studies have shown that if you want to be truly and deeply joyful, creative, and open, you have to have at least three positive thoughts or feelings for every one negative thought or feeling.

It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Sure, if the Mocha Gold Power of Optimism is flowing freely through your being. But…what if it doesn’t seem to be?

  • What if you’ve succumbed to all the fear in the news?
  • Or what if life has just knocked you around one too many times recently, especially this past year?
  • Maybe you’ve soaked up the negative thought patterns of those around you who focus on all the things that have gone wrong, are horrible now, and/or will be disastrous in the future?

Any one of these scenarios (and more!) can make it hard for you to easily access this inner voice of resilience and positivity. But there is hope! Fill your cells with Mocha Gold energy, and you too can think like an optimist!


Bring more of the Power of Optimism

into your life this week

with the following exercise!


1) First, saturate your thoughts with these affirmations:

I help myself.

I think positively.

I’m self reliant and resourceful.

I transform by being optimistic.

2) Next, consider one area of your life that you feel cornered by ~ some situation, person, or event that weighs you down in some big or small way.

3) Ask yourself these four simple questions (from Byron Katie’s The Work) about the thought or feeling you have about that topic that causes you to suffer, writing down your responses :

  1. Is it true?
  2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
  3. How do you react (what happens) when you believe that thought?
  4. Who would you be without the thought?

Then turn the thought around so you can experience the opposite of what you’ve been believing. Write it down. Read it frequently and let it seep into your system.

4) And keep this in mind in the days to follow:

Walk on the bright side!

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