The latest research confirms the fact that materialistic people are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied with their lives.
The Baylor University study results indicated that those who focus on what they want in the future — and therefore don’t currently have — makes it more difficult to appreciate what they already possess.
The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, involved 246 people attending a private university Tsang et al., 2014.
The researchers tested:
* how materialist and needy they were, * how satisfied they were with life, * and their levels of gratitude.
They found that people who were more materialistic also felt less gratitude which, in turn, was associated with lower levels of life satisfaction.
Psychologists have consistently identified the importance of gratitude to experience both life satisfaction and happiness.
”As the winds and rain slowly erase the tangible aspects of our life, your major contribution to humanity will be measured by the stories you created in the hearts of the people you touched. There will be no moving van to haul your earthly possessions to the grave.” Don Calhoun, Co-Author Dance With The Elephant : Life’s Cosmic Equation
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Thirty)Judging: can lead to a day filled with pain.
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-nine)The Welcoming Prayer: focus and sink in; welcome; and let go
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-eight)Sorrow: sometimes it is this that awakens us!
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-seven) Which Will You Follow: The path of fear or the path of love?
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-six) Delusions of Separateness : we are part of a larger whole, interconnected to all things.
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-five) Fear : lies at the root of all trouble
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-four) Nowness : the only thing we really have is now.
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-three)Unity : relationship is the essence of existence.
Mindfulness on Hermit Lake (Day Twenty-two) Sensations : your awareness of is different from actually being you.