I practice gratitude because it has helped me through many challenges in life. I know we have all written about gratitude before and yet, I often need to be reminded of the power and the vibration of gratitude and how it attracts positive experiences into my life.
Gratitude is such a wonderful expansive energy, as it helps us see a bigger picture in life, rather than the problem we are facing right now.
I often say to myself, “As bad as it seems, what can I still be grateful for?” I can always find a list of things. Once I start naming what I am grateful for, it begins to grow and suddenly what seemed overwhelming, can become acceptable.
This doesn’t mean we do not acknowledge our pain, anger or sadness after a tragedy or challenge, rather, it is a practice that can help shift our thoughts and state of mind when we get stuck during a difficult time.
When I practice stillness in my life, I can see my obstacles more clearly. Gradually and overtime, I have come to see that after every experience, I gained something. Sometimes it was a small comfort, sometimes it was a deep understanding and sometimes it was a shift in consciousness. Either way, I realised I was always moving forward into a place I could learn and grow from.
How I see my challenges or difficult decisions in life will always be met by my attitude. Am I grateful for this experience or am I looking at this issue negatively? Once I ask myself this question, my attitude can change in a minute and suddenly I know what to do.
Taking time to find what we are grateful for helps us realise our abundance. Writing them down or speaking them out loud is just a few ways we can remind ourselves how much we already have.
I am very grateful to all my readers and for those who take time to comment, it means a lot to me. Thankyou!