good medicine for the skeptical mind

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Your mind is the lens through which you see the world. The mind isn't neutral though, it's shaped by the sum total of your experiences (your upbringing, education, culture, etc). Everything you then experience is colored by this lens. By training and by culture, the Western mind is often a skeptical mind. A skeptical lens yields a world view that is disbelieving, distrustful, and waiting for failure.

What if instead of bearing the burden of the skeptical mind, we instead expected the sublime. We awaited (and created) goodness; we expected the magical, the mystical, the divine. Chances are we'd recognize, we'd see it, we'd receive it. We would have changed the lens of perception though which we view the world. 

Give it a try, let 'expect the sublime' be your mantra today and see what it does for your experience. You might find that your smile comes easier, that your forehead unwrinkles, that you more easily sense the goodness around you. Give it a try and let me know what you find.