Approximately a month ago, I sent out the above tweet. I like it so much, that I am re-gifting it, especially for you.
Appreciation - when you activate genuine feelings of appreciation - much as Ramana does regularly on his blog with the Gratitude List - you are triggering a different set of chemicals.
The trick is not just to think these feelings, but to actually go deep into your heart and feel them.This was a big challenge for me, but I have learned to discriminate the difference between the two. How do I know? Well, when I see the change in my heart rhythms, that's proof enough for me.
When you are able to achieve that, grasshopper, the pay-off is well worth it.
What's the pay-off? Well, it is different for everyone, but how would bliss and calm do, for starters - or finishers, for that matter?