In his book Pronoia, the Antidote to Paranoia: How the World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Rob Brezsny explains how the Universe is working in our favor – if we let it. This concept is so powerful that I want to share our podcast on Pronoia with you! Oh, yes, I also have a podcast.

In Episode 69 of our Uniquely Brilliant podcast Diana and I explored the concept of pronoia and talked about how to embrace it to create better lives.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Why is it so easy to believe that things are working against us rather than for us?
  • We’re usually more comfortable attributing the negative things that happen in our lives and the world to someone or something external to us.
  • Taking ownership of the good stuff is hard. We frequently attribute it to luck instead of our own work.

Pronoia and an Attitude of Gratitude

  • When we begin looking for the good stuff in people and situations, we find and receive more good stuff – it’s the attitude of gratitude.
  • When we believe there is enough of everything (time, us, resources) for everyone, we’re giving the Universe a chance to prove it.
  • An attitude of gratitude works hand in hand with pronoia.

The odds are in our favor.

  • When we train our brains to accept that good things are meant for us, we attract them.
  • When we’re in a negative place, we actually get smaller and heavier.
  • We get lighter and expand when we we’re in a positive place.
  • When we believe there’s plenty, we create a bridge to opportunity.
  • When we examine our lives carefully, we realize that the Universe wants us to be the best us that we can be.

Pronoia not paranoia