We all have patterns of thinking that we get into the habit of adopting whenever we encounter different challenges, opportunities, and pleasures in life. When we say we have a “bad” or “good” attitude, it has to do with how we’re automatically framing the circumstances for ourselves. Our habits of mind have direct impact on our moods, physical responses, and mental acuity, and spiritual teachers and scientists alike have studied how these thought patterns can be learned, adapted, and changed to enhance our ability to solve problems and live a more optimistic, pleasurable, and healthy life.
If you are reading this, then you’re likely plagued with anxiety. The good news is that you don’t have to be. You can live a life without so much anxiety and stress. You can train the mind to feel contentment, peace and joy—even in the midst of difficult circumstances.