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Pure eyes

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“Yes to her eyes filled with pureness.”

Psychologist Maureen Gaffney says that the accumulating negativity in our day, e.g., a niggling worry, frustrating interaction or unwelcome bit of news is constantly being balanced by the flow of positivity, e.g., a reassuring thought, pleasant encounter or bit of good news. She says that since “bad is stronger than good”, we need a minimum of three positive experiences to one negative experience (3:1 ratio) just to stay well and manage life in an average way. But in fact we need five positive experiences to one negative experience (5:1 ratio) to trigger the upward spiral characteristic of flourishing lives, flourishing relationships and flourishing organisations. Continue reading “Pure eyes”