Pronoia is the opposite of paranoia. It is the belief that the universe is plotting to make you happy and that there is nothing you can do about it. Having a positive attitude is an important aspect of healing and optimism is an important predictor of disease resilience. Many of us have had peak experiences or moments in our lives when we felt at one with ourselves and the world around. By examining how we achieved these moments of enhanced awareness we can work toward re-capturing this sense of oneness. Love, an essential part of pronoia, is a powerful emotion and is also a component of unconditional regard, empathy and compassion. Pronoia is an important element in our personal lives and in therapeutic relationships.