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Boy…was it great when I listened to the commentary on The Secret DVD by Rhonda Byrne.  I can still remember her saying, “Do what you must do to feel good“.  So…at that moment I started putting everything through a feel good filter.

Did watching this television show make me feel good?  No

Did playing a video game make me feel good?  Yes for very brief moments, and it was like temporary ego highs.  There was no momentum, because I needed to get another high to keep it going

Did listening to music make me feel good? It depended on what I listened to.  If the song was angry, I tended to become angry.  If it was upbeat and positive that’s when I felt good.

Did having a clean house make me feel good? Yes

Did answering bill collectors calls make me feel good?  No

Did meditation make me feel good? Yes

Did listening to family make me feel good? No

Did mooching off the government with student loans make me feel good? No

Did helping someone else or encouraging someone else or saying thank you to someone else make me feel good?  Yes, yes, and…yes.

Eventually I started to do only things that made me feel good, and I became very clear as to what made me feel good and what didn’t.

I then tried to amplify what was making me feel good.  This, along with other messages in the movie The Secret, helped me get a grasp on my emotions.

You have permission to feel good.  Take a day and put things and people in your life through the feel good filter.

Does _________ make you feel good?  If not, find a way to drop it from your life.

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