What you focus upon becomes your reality. Instantly. In this case, we are speaking of the way chemicals course through the body in response to thoughts. Thoughts of gratitude release pleasure hormones. Thoughts of judgment and negativity release stress hormones. Are you aware of this? And who controls your thoughts? Not you, dear one. Just try to control the next one, and you will see how futile it is to tame the mind for long. You can, however, train the mind to focus on gratitude, to change your point of view to a higher one. This truly changes the pathways within the body, and hence the pleasure vs. stress you experience.

You are so very loved.