Gratitude is an elegant and simple yet profound spiritual practice in its own right. Embodying gratitude shifts our state of consciousness to one that recognizes and accepts miracles.
Regardless of what sh*t sandwich life has handed you, find something to be grateful for. Discover and express genuine appreciation for what exists in your life.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
- Melody Beattie
To Embody Gratitude:
- Center yourself with deep, meditative breathes.
- In your stillness, identify that which you have a profound appreciation for.
You may include people, places, and things, but I strongly encourage you to look for what exists beyond material attachment. Can you find a deep appreciation and reverence for:
An opportunity you currently face which seeks to expand you? A difficult life experience which now teaches you? Powerful, true feelings that invoke aliveness? Your health? Simple pleasures such as the laughter of a child, the sweet scent of the wind or a belly full of nourishing food? Nature? Intimate bonds forged in mutually beneficial relationships? New wisdom that recently floated to you?
- Notice how it feels in your body to experience a true, deep sense of gratitude.
- Hold that feeling and allow it to grow in your heart space.
- Mentally or verbally thank the Universe in a way that feels authentic for you.
Maintaining an attitude of gratitude magnetically attracts more gratitude-producing circumstances to you
Things to Note:
After expressing your appreciation and gratitude, allow yourself to remain open to receiving more. Sometimes, challenging circumstances are actually the answers to our prayers. With a gratitude state of mind, you are open to seeing the magic that is truly occurring in your life.
Embodying Gratitude is one of the 7 daily practices outlined in the Start Your Day Off Right e-Guide.