Meditation helps us to see things as they really are, unclouded by our emotions and impulses.
Through diligent practice we learn to bring our minds under control, and so become more able to act wisely in the world.
That said, we humans do have a natural tendency to view the world through two major perception filters. Both of these can significantly affect our lives.
These two filters are optimism and pessimism.
And both of them can be good for you.
What Are Optimism and Pessimism?
Let’s think of optimism and pessimism as emotional lenses that affect the way we perceive the world.
Optimism can loosely be defined as a positive view of the world: the belief that life is generally good and/or that life will get better.
Pessimism is the opposite: a view of the world based on the belief that life is generally bad and/or that life will get worse.