posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 07:59 AM
I think it is simply one tool amongst many, that can be used in developing happiness, no matter what your situation.
Contrast and relativity is like the toggle switch you can use to turning up your emotion/energy levels, or turning it down, as necessary.
Looking at your situation in comparision with those who have "more" of what you like turns up the energy... it stimulates ambition. It stimulates
physiological changes. If you USE that energy in motion, one way or another, it good- if you do not.. if it is blocked with either thoughts or beliefs
you have that are contrary, or lack of necessary skills, or some sort of exterior obstacle, it is bad for your mind and body and results in
If you compare your situation with one that is less of what you like, it turns down the gas- less ambition. This can be good if you are actually able
to coast without much effort. But if you have physical survival needs or challenges come up while in that state, you may find distress happening to
your body and mind as a result.
Stress and depression can come from either creating too much energy and having it stagnate within, or trying to take action without enough energy
The method isn't bad or good in itself...... it is all in how and when you choose to use it!
It just hit me that it is like in the Serenity Prayer?
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Have the wisdom to discern when you need to create acceptance and when to create courage.
This relies highly on a very balanced and realistic perception of the world, and of yourself, in the moment.
edit on 18-9-2012 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)