This week we are leaving forgiveness and turning towards gratitude. We will explore what it means to be grateful. Like forgiveness, gratitude is a universal state that we tap into. It is symbiotically linked to generosity. Moreover, it is a necessary and important state of mind because it keeps the ego (the selfing aspect of the mind) in check.
Gratitude can increase our sense of faith and trust in the world and our inner sense of worthiness. But it requires that we allow ourselves to experience the vulnerability of need, the uncertainty of kindness and/or the unexpectedness of true generosity. When we practice with gratitude we learn to let go of the need to control how goodness/joy shows up in our lives so we can experience this goodness/joy through random acts of kindness.
We’ll talk more on Thursday…