I tend to be pretty skeptical of people who say that, if you change the way you think, you can change the whole world.
I tend to scoff when people tell me to “turn my frown upside down” or to “look for the silver lining.”
I think there’s a lot of nonsense floating out there in self-help circles. But the more I research the ways we’re all wired, the harder it gets for me to doubt the power of thought.
And a story I recently read in Rapt by Winifred Gallagher really challenged me. Here’s what she wrote: