Ever find yourself trying to focus your life on being more positive yet notice you are, yet again, complaining to your coworker about how slow the drive-thru line was this morning or critiquing how your chicken dinner last night was tasteless and dry? How about trying to meditate and cultivate compassion while 20 minutes later find you are angry at your partner for calling you to complain about their day? What a jerk for bringing down your good mood right!?!?
So why is it that, in the midst of trying to improve our outlooks and be optimistic, we find ourselves getting sucked right back into talking, thinking, feeling and judging in a negative manner?
Well, the reasons are endless. Sometimes it is easier to connect with others when you can join in on their bash session. (Why not complain about how terrible the newly released documentary was if it helps…
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