M J Ryan

A Quote by M J Ryan on gratitude, envy, needs, and wants

Here's a practice for dealing with envy...each time you find yourself envious of someone...ask yourself, "What is there that I am noticing in the other person that I want to find in myself?"...If it's money, is it the freedom? The cance to play that money buys? A sense of security? Whatever it is--more play, a sense of security, free time--you can work on getting more of it in your life, no matter what the circumstances.

M J Ryan

Source: Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Everyday of Your Life, Pages: 118

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A Quote by M J Ryan on gratitude, joy, and problems

We can't wait until everything is OK--with us or with the rest of the world--to feel thankful, or we will never experience joy at all.

M J Ryan

Source: Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Everyday of Your Life, Pages: 105

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A Quote by M J Ryan on gratitude and needs

Gratitude is the realization that we have everything we need, at least in this moment.

M J Ryan

Source: http://books.gaia.com/152284/attitudes_of_gratitude/by_m_j_ryan

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A Quote by M J Ryan on gratitude and needs

Gratitude is the realization that we have everything we need, at least in this moment.

M J Ryan

Source: Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Everyday of Your Life, Pages: 3

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A Quote by M J Ryan on childhood, negativity, pessimism, optimism, joy, happiness, gratitude, therapy, and change

"Like so many of us, I spent a great deal of my life....cataloging all the ways I had been injured and abused...I analyzed and categorized the whos, whats and wheres of my misery.  I was a confirmed pessimist, always able to see the dark side of anything and everything.  My belief was that life was hard and disaster was looming around every corner...Despite life's difficulties, it was my responsibility to do all the good I could and become the best person I could be...I started to notice the dearth of positive emotions in my life...I knew precious little about joy, happiness, optimism, faith and trust....That's when I learned that you don't have to be saddled for life with mental attitudes you adopted in childhood.  All of us are free to change our minds, and as we change our minds, our experiences will also change."

M J Ryan

Source: Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Everyday of Your Life, Pages: 3...5

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