Oregon, USA
Friday, June 24, 2022

Thought Adjuster: “What a boost toward a happier life it provides to those who trade lust for love and greed for gratitude!

The expression of unadulterated love and genuine gratitude is an unstoppable spiritual and emotional force infused with great transformative powers because they are directed outward—at the Antipode of dead-ended self-centeredness.

Never mistake lust for love, as it has to do with self-gratification and, if acted upon, will not provide lasting satisfaction. It has a detrimental and addictive nature. So does greed, defined as the intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food. Those under its spell, always crave more than what they need. Such unquenchable emotional bulimia makes them inapt at feeling grateful for what they already have in abundance.

When coveting more power, they become social predators resented by their peers. When overindulging in food, they suffer from gluttony, piling up unbecoming extra pounds, which adversely impacts their freedom of movement and self-respect. The cupidity of those hoarding ungodly amounts of material wealth prevents them from accumulating credits in their spiritual bank account. Lives focused on the constant practice of love and gratitude amount to so much more. They have the positive boomerang effect of love-in-action that showers with blessings both the giver and the recipient—and yields authentic happiness.”