As a general rule, our mood should reflect the reality of our life – in this sense there should be coherence.  But sometimes, there is lack of coherence, not to say, utter dissonance.  We probably all know people who, despite their obvious good fortune (even if only judged by those immediately around them), nevertheless are continually in low spirits.  And, we ask ourselves: what’s their problem?  Similarly, most of us have been amazed by people with the ability to lift their mood and spirits despite countless setbacks and very difficult life circumstances!  And then, we ask ourselves: how do they do this? You may want to give this some thought and, if you find this lack of coherence in your moods, then, consider this area for personal development work to achieve the healthy match between your mood and the reality