Gratitude for Something Greater in Life
Gratitude is funny thing, as it’s a word bandied about quite a bit. We are told why we should be grateful and told that practicing gratitude is a good thing to do. Yet for many, including myself, I still have many childhood associations with being grateful and being guilty. “Eat all that food on your plate” my mother would bark. “Don’t be so ungrateful, as there are kids in Africa who live on a grain of rice day.” Being grateful was to appreciate how good you had it because others had it worse. This kind of guilt-driven gratitude doesn’t really capture the spirit of what it really is to feel grateful.
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The Gift of Gratitude
Gratitude arises from the understanding that life is truly a gift. None of us has earned our time here. No one has paid and laboured to get to be born into this life. Our life has been gifted to us, and a lot goes on inside of you just to keep you alive. Take away one of a number of vital elements and you’ll perish! Food in a matter of weeks, water in a matter of days, air in a matter of minutes.
Life is Holding Us
We are not “holding on to life.” Rather, life is holding us. The whole locus of control and struggle within psyche comes from the belief that life is something we have to hang on to, protect, defend, guard, control and advance. You don’t have life. Rather you are life. All the magic and splendour you see when you look at the night sky, all the beauty and magnificence you feel in a forest—all that becomes part of who you are. You don’t live on the earth. Rather, you are a unique expression of the earth. You are a flower of love and consciousness. You are not born into this wold. Rather, you are born from this world.
Life is a Gift
So when life holds me, it feels humbling and kind. All this happens without will or want, struggle or planning. So the first and most fundamental practice of gratitude is the appreciation of the gift of life. Your life, in its current state, is a gift! And each day is a unique gift that we can give back and contribute to. If you feel that you life is a gift, that positive feelings imbues itself into your work, relationships, and ultimately, your destiny.
You are Part of Something Bigger and Greater
If you can value the gift of your own life, then you can also value the gift of other lives—in essence, all life. Just sit back and ponder how unfathomable and enigmatic it is that we have ended up a small part of a giant galaxy, on this blue-green planet, with all these different minds and hearts. We’re all searching for meaning and purpose. Don’t you feel privileged to be a part of this cosmic odyssey? Like Carl Sagan once said “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”
Your are participating in such a wonderful and unceasing escapade! If you let that sink in, it will invoke nothing but gratitude.
Psychic Archer ext. 6512