If you want a positive experience to take root and start informing your life, you have to on purpose sustain your attention and actually in an embodied way feel the pleasantness of it. And then it goes into implicit memory and then it’s available for recall. So this really is a very explicit training of the mind.Tara Brach, Part 1 – Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom
Tara makes the point that you need to give the experience at least 15-30 seconds if you want it to become a trait over time. Watch or listen to the whole episode of Part 1 – Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom with Tara Brach here.