The Unquestionable Life-Changing Power of Gratitude!
Did you know that it’s impossible to be moody and grateful at the same time? These are two very different states of being and, since it’s a universal truth, you can easily prove it for yourself – just try consciously moving into gratitude the next time you start to feel moody. Catch your mood early… don’t let the mood take you over!
Perhaps don’t try this with a situation that is pressing all your buttons at once, instead practice with only slightly challenging situations first. Just like a beginner surfer wouldn’t go out and surf a twenty foot wave, you wouldn’t either!
Learning to be thankful flips a switch inside of you that clears out any negative feelings you were experiencing just a few moments before.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward
It may seem counterintuitive to feel grateful when things are challenging in your life – and you feel anything but! Yet it’s worth the practice because you’ll realise that how you feel is not dependant on external situations being as you want them to be.
How many times do we say to ourselves, “I’ll only be happy if/when…”
Feeling grateful takes us out of our thinking mind and into our heart, where the energy of peace abides at all time. When we truly give thanks, the Universe matches our frequency, our “Heart Song”. You see mental thanks is okay but it is the emotional, heartfelt sense of gratitude which is the most important. By FEELING grateful, you bring spiritual light through the gateway of your heart. That’s why you feel ‘lighter’!
You may have noticed that highly evolved souls and great teachers spend much of their time appreciating and thanking the Universe. In their meditation they feel true humility and gratitude for everything they are given, even during their darkest moments. (This, by the way, takes a lot of practice).
The challenge then is to give thanks every day, no matter what. To feel this in your heart and to express it with your words and your actions.
“The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.” Neale Donald Walsch
Gratitude is a powerful universal antidote to painful feelings – and perhaps the quickest way to tap into authentic happiness, which makes it a good idea to come back to “an attitude of gratitude” as often as you can.
When we are in a low mood or something knocks us off course, it can be easy to forget just how many incredible things there are to be grateful for, even just in one single day. It’s as if a temporary setback blots out our memories of all the good things and it can feel like nothing has ever gone right for us.
Like so many things in life, it takes daily practice and commitment to develop gratitude.
Gratitude is not the result of things that happen to us, it is an attitude we cultivate by daily (or moment to moment) practice.
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