Gratitude Twenty Four Seven
A Pocket Assistant for Profound Change
Positive change have need to be complicated. Sometimes we just need a little guidance and little reminding throughout our busy day. One Little App is a tool for positive change, a voice over your shoulder, that goes with you in your pocket or purse.
What people are saying…
Brilliant! Just brilliant!Arthur Richardson
About time someone has put this together. So powerful. I am recommending it to all my students.Nancy Olmagod
Thank you so much for an incredible and enlightening experience every morning.Roseanne Marquette
Been waiting for something like this from Gratitude 24X7 team for a long time. Thank you!Wayne Meyer, PhD
The OLA Method
Each morning One Little App provides you a daily thought for consideration – a concise message of 100 words or less. Then, several times throughout the day, One Little App will remind you of that daily thought in the form of a Sankalpa, an ancient style of affirmation that gives you the essence of the thought in just a few words. Say it a few times in your mind and continue on with your day.
Science Meets Ancient Wisdom
The Sankalpa is a Hindu yogic practice in which a person regularly repeats an intention until it is manifested. Unsurprisingly, modern research in neurochemistry has demonstrated how meditative repetition of a belief can physically remap our brains through neuroplasticity – the actual rewiring of our physical brain. Similar techniques are being tested and applied in many aspects of modern psychology including treating military veterans suffering from PTSD.
The Power of One Little Thought
People who are passionate about psychological and spiritual growth often draw from a host of inspirational sources. For those of us with otherwise busy days, this cacophony of messages can be counterproductive. In one group, we challenged our participants, each of whom received at least one inspiration email per day, to recall the last message they had read. Not one person could, and it was only lunch time.
Tibetan Buddhist monks spend days creating Mandalas out of colored sand. As they work, they focus totally on a single intention, instilling profound inner peace and peace and healing.
The OLA method pares back the message volume, allowing the participant to absorb and work a single, yet powerful daily intention, instilling a lasting impression in your mind.
A Little Bit More in Case You’re Interested.
Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors become automatic.[i] Habits, of course, extend far beyond our urge to light up a cigarette or to tie our left shoe lace first. Dr. Joe Luciani, author of “Self-Coaching” writes that even core psychological challenges, such as depression and anxiety can be the result of entrenched habits.
This mind patterning (habit creation) is the result of the formation and strengthening of neural pathways. These are basically etchings in our brains which become the paths of least resistance for thoughts and patterns of thinking to flow through our brains. Like streams and rivers, thoughts flow through the same carved landscape they have for years and years.
Until approximately ten years ago, these neural pathways were considered permanent. It was thought that the core wiring of our brains developed in childhood and remained with us for the rest of our lives. Recent studies have proven beyond a doubt that our brains are far more adaptive than we previously thought. We now know that through repetition and reinforcement of our thoughts and behavior, we can continually evolve and change the wiring of our brains. This is the basis of neuroplasticity and the foundation of the philosophy of One Little App.
Our reflexive attitudes and beliefs – “I am a winner,” “I am a problem solver,” “I am connected to others and the planet” or their opposites, “I am a loser,” “I struggle with problems,” “I am lonely and disconnected,” tend to have a cascading effect on the brain, right down to the formation of brain chemicals which control our mood, fears and general sense of well-being.
By using our conscious mind, focusing on simple and clear messages, we can ‘choose’ to retrain the way we think, the way we react and feel emotions by effectively rerouting those ancient rivers in our mind
[i] Psychology Today