Like What You See

What follows is an excerpt from my book Bliss Or Bust: Uplifting Thoughts.

Many people have a habit of noticing what’s not “right” about others. They may feel judged themselves, so they are passing along the pain. Or, maybe they like the drama. The thing is, the more attention given to behaviors that are mock-worthy, the more mock-worthy behaviors are noticed even about oneself. Then one lives in fear of being mocked.

If you recognize that it’s a mental habit of yours to notice what’s wrong with others, it’s time to make a new habit—one of detecting what you like about others. Practice seeing at least one thing you like about every person you see or come in contact with. If you can’t find something you like fairly quickly, then ask yourself, “What is the opposite? What do I like instead?” Take your mind off in that direction.