you can only see the downside of every situation and experience, you may have
hardened yourself to joy, as a form of inappropriate protection. |
When life has thrown a series of apparent hard knocks your way, you might lower your expectations and assume things will keep going wrong to avoid disappointment. Then, you become the one in the group who is always complaining. You might play the role of the devil’s advocate and always go against the grain. This posture becomes lonely.
To shift this pattern, practice gratitude. Every morning, write a list of 5 things that you are grateful for that day. A subtle shift will blossom and the foggy lens on your glasses will be wiped clean , allowing you to discover nuances of beauty and joy everywhere.