Even the terrible stuff.
To become an optimist does not mean that straight after life throws you a curve ball made of shit, you're positive about it.
To view your world as an optimist or pessimist are lenses through which you view the world.
Optimists are able to pull out the positives even with the worst thing that could happen to them.
After spending a few months practicing mindful drawing and tapping
into higher states of consciousness, I noticed my optimism grow from
it's current form, into something far more powerful.
Learning to become an optimist is a widely-accepted benefit of meditation and mindfulness practices.
Here's a little experiment I did which showed me I'm unable to view the world through a pessimistic lens. EVEN WHEN I TRY REALLY HARD.
Recently I’ve been trying to record some brainwave sessions specifically to show how negative emotions suppress high-frequency gamma brainwaves.
I wrote down negative words like “hate, injustice, suffering”, and as I was writing, I tried to tap into the emotion of these words. I also also tried to focus on low frequency emotions like anxiety, anger, fear and sorrow.