Gratitude n – the state of being grateful; thankfulness, the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful
We need to welcome gratitude into our lives. Gratitude moves us into a position of having instead of wanting. Too often do I hear of peoples wants – I want to be skinny, I want to bulk up, I want to have a better job and I want to have more money. As Kris Carr said “when we throw wanting into the universe all we will ever get back is more wanting…”
We need to realize that life doesn’t begin when we have everything good and sorted; in fact it is happening right now as you read this. We need to focus of what we do have instead of what we don’t otherwise life will just pass you by.
We need to learn to humble ourselves, to hold a small gratitude session. Remove all distractions and sit down, close your eyes, and think about what or who you are grateful for. This gratitude session helps to remind you of all the positive things in your life, it can turn the bad things into good things, it reminds you of what’s really important and it reminds you to thank others.
If all your problems disappeared today, would you be instantly happy?
I believe not. I think that we need to learn to be thankful for the things that we do not already have, if we did then what would there be for us to look forward to? If we didn’t have difficult time, how would we ever grow? If we weren’t limited, then how would we have opportunities for improvement? If we weren’t challenged, then how would we grow stronger?
Kris Carr talks about the state of the art infrastructure we create to house our ego’s negative voice – sturdy platforms for doubt and despair. We need to stop feeding the negativity with our insistent wanting that hold these structures in place in order for us to tear them down.
Our holistic health is able to benefit from getting rid of all negativity in our lives, to realize that everything that happens to us has a purpose no matter how challenging, difficult and problematic it may be. Gratitude has the ability to turn all of our problems into gifts, our failures in successes and allows us to make sense of our past.
We need to learn to be thankful, to make gratitude our new attitude.