Today I have a feeling of keeping body and soul together - in the sense of uniting thoughts and actions, mind and matter (and to avoid dualism?)... to retain bodymind 'as one'?
Is that the significance of optimism - that it is the result, or the cause, of keeping soul and body together? In which case pessimism is not so much a superior perception of reality as a failure to connect?... Hmm.
I feel I could expand this thought into a book - but I won't bother. I'll just try to keep cheerful, and connected. Not so easy.
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