0017: How to Stop Being Negative and Be Happy

Do you find yourself complaining regularly about some condition in your life? This may require a bit of internal investigation … also known as applied awareness. When we are repeatedly dealing with a situation that causes us to express dissatisfaction, there is something at work in our subconscious. We are committed to something that we are not consciously aware of. Why would we commit ourselves to something that doesn’t make us happy?

In this episode, you will:

  • Make a commitment to changing thought processes that perpetuate negativity
  • Understand the effect that negative thinking has on the mental state
  • Learn new ways to recognize and control thoughts before they wreak havoc

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  • [01:40] —This particular article I found was on PsychCentral. It talks about the link between negative thinking and depression.
  • [04:37] —Aware Appreciation.
  • [06:55] —Do you find yourself complaining regularly about some condition in your life? This may require a bit of internal investigation … also known as applied awareness.
  • [07:23] —I’m calling this education segment in this episode “Divine Devotion” … proving your commitment. In this case, devotion is what we are devoted to or committed to …
  • [14:16] —The next thing then, once we’ve started to examine our own relationship to the experience, is to accept that when these sorts of experiences persist, in essence we’re committed to exactly that.
  • [16:59] —This is a concept that separates the wheat from the chaff. It requires a paradigm shift. We must accept that some of the ways we act and react are what we refer to as “trans-rational.”
  • [17:37] —Since I was a child, I have felt less than … unimportant. Even when people tell me I’m beautiful, I still find myself thinking of all my “flaws.”

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About the Author

Dr. Gala Gorman is an entrepreneur…consultant, mediator, broker, publisher and, formerly, accounting firm partner. This experience helped shape the creation of the show. As a change facilitator, she ignites transformation in businesses, families, students, clients and, especially, within herself. When asked about why she created the show, Gorman said: “Developing awareness is what's worked for me. In fact, I'm a bit of an Awareness Addict. And, I'm hoping you'll become addicted too.”