When you feel happy or joyful, ask yourself, “What am I focusing on right now that is giving me these good feelings?” The more time you spend focusing on similar patterns, the more time you will spend feeling happy and joyful.
When you feel unhappy, ask yourself, “What am I focusing on right now that is causing me these distressful feelings?” The less time you spend on similar patterns of focus, the more time you will feel happy.
Fully understanding that your focus creates your emotional state, for better or for worse, is one of the most important lessons we can learn.
((Life is Now: Creating moments of joy, courage, kindness, and serenity, p. 84))
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