Gratitude is More than a Season
Philosophers and religious leaders have long preached the value of practicing gratitude. Now the science is catching up with them, proving the practice of gratitude is good for our health. Find out more about the science here.
Gratitude is more than a season; it is a choice that we make. Every time we invoke gratitude we turn our heart to our more loving state, and we bring joy and a smile to our whole being.
If you have not tried this daily practice yet, I highly recommend it, especially in the morning. It will jump start your day with a new sense of awareness and mindfulness. Additionally, it will give you a better frame of mind to carry you through the day. Need ideas on how to do this? Read how here.
In my daily Qigong practice, and in all my classes, I end with three gathering breaths, the final one being the 'gratitude breath'. Besides invoking the practice of gratitude, it is also a perfect way to close any practice and present ourselves to the world. Sometimes it is particular people who come to mind, but always gratitude to those who help me, to nature, and to the Universal Energies that guide and enhance my life.
My gratitude extends to you, my readers, who inspire me to keep going. I'll admit, sometimes I wonder why the heck I bother with trying to get a business rolling, and especially to deal with the frustration and steep learning curve of technology. Then someone posts a comment or sends me an email expressing appreciation for my work, or my students tell me how much they are benefiting from my class. Those are the things that give me reason to keep going. As humans, we all need affirmation some times, and your comments and interest are mine.
Thank you for reading my work, for sharing, and for opening your heart to a community of people who care about being connected authentically - with others and with the natural world around us.
I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Yours in Qi,