One of those intrinsic things we must examine periodically throughout our lives is our attitudes. Attitudes affect our mental as well as our spiritual existence. You don’t have to be either a mystic (Christian mystic, same thing) to understand this or to know how important it is.

Not only are mystics happier as we go through our daily living, but we all intend to spread happiness as well as joy. Do we ever fail to do this? Sure. We are human.

But people in general can just as easily spread anger and unhappiness without even thinking about it.

Our attitudes affect not only our own lightheartedness but also those of the people around us. It has a serious effect on our physical well-being. Poor attitudes have a definite adverse reaction on our health, and through us the physical well being of all those we come in contact with.

Therefore, our contentment, or lack of it, will come to seriously affect the mental as well as the physical well-being of ourselves and those we come in contact with. For these crucial reasons, we (not just mystics) need to regularly examine how we feel and how we affect those around us.

One of the most profound attitudes that affect our conscious lives on a constant basis would certainly be gratitude. If we are able to walk through our lives with an attitude of thanksgiving, that would certainly affect us on a cellular level. This is a constant part of the mystic life.

Unfortunately, our complex society does not normally spread joy and happiness and therefore we need to regularly train ourselves to live in an attitude of health and well being. Mystic or not.

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