"I am a converted pessimist. Yes, been there, seen that. You calculate the situations, you run through it in your mind and immediately pin-point the weakest link. And you know it’s gonna turn out bad."
The three steps of anything: 1) Initial enthusiasm, 2) doubts, disinterest and struggle 3) eventual reward for the committed. This seems to be the standard pattern for most things in life: studies, career, relationships, hobbies, and yes, even spirituality.
The sanskrit word for gratitude is “krta-jna” – literally meaning “to know what has been done for you.” Truly valuing the miracle of our present state, opens the doors to limitless and abundant potential.