Living in the present #2

The problem with living in the past     Of course, there’s a very valid place for reviewing the past in order to learn lessons and process issues, but most of us a disproportionate amount of our time dwelling on the past in a way that:   causes suffering in the present doesn’t move us …

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Living in the present: #1

Most of us could be a lot happier and get our lives to work a great deal better if we were just able to live in the present moment more than we currently do. It’s very common to have a somewhat dysfunctional or negative approach to the passing of time, and many popular sayings and …

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Optimism and pessimism: #1

Three Characteristics of Pessimistic Thinking Dr. Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association, identifies three characteristics of pessimistic thinking:     The first is permanence. In other words, regarding temporary, passing events as being lasting and unchanging states. For example, your boss chews you out about something. You react by thinking, “I really hate him,” …

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