How are Gratitude, Mindfulness, and Positivity Linked?

Gratitude leads to mindfulness and empowers you to do almost anything.

Murray "MJ" Blehart
6 min readJun 10, 2024

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Distraction is everywhere that you turn. The internet and social media, while great means to learn and grow, are also dangerously distracting and disruptive. I can’t tell you how many times a brief glance at Facebook has turned into 10–30 minutes of mindless scrolling.

Text messages, email, radio, TV, and other instantly accessible information sources can take you on a tangent before you fully grasp how distracted you are. It takes surprisingly little for you to get lost in distractions. You start to wonder why you’re feeling sad, hopeless, lost, distraught, uncertain, afraid, and any number of other negative emotions.

You and I live in a fear-based, consumerist society. Messages of fear, insufficiency, lack, and scarcity are being rolled over you so frequently that they likely don’t even register. Before you know it, you feel bad about not buying that product or service, fear you’re missing out, and feel constantly like something’s lacking if you’re not consuming.

It’s easy to wade through the quagmire of this mindlessly. However, that also makes it sink into your subconscious more readily. That’s because you can ignore it all you want, but it’s still there.

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Murray "MJ" Blehart

I explore mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to help & inspire. And I also write sci-fi/fantasy. http://www.mjblehart.com