Creating an Attitude of Gratitude in Your Day
As we approach the holiday season, I want to remind us all, including myself, that the power of heartfelt gratitude, love, and compassion can change how we feel individually in the moment as well as have a positive impact universally.
I recently received an email from the Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) with this reminder that I want to share.
“Gratitude and appreciation count more than ever right now. Even with all the stressors and challenges going on, a powerful way to lift our spirit at any time is by sincerely appreciating ourselves, a loved one, a pet, even a cherished place or memory that re establishes a connection to our heart. The greater our capacity for genuine appreciation, the deeper the connection to our heart – which is where intuitive guidance, inspiration and new possibilities emerge.”
It certainly is helping me shift from feelings of stress, boredom, or self-doubt to a state that is open, relaxed, and loving. By trying not to control an outcome and allowing myself to be with what “is” in the moment allows for new possibilities to emerge.
Learning to be with what “is” takes practice; it is uncomfortable. Giving ourselves permission to sit in this uncomfortable space supports us in learning to allow it, which gives the feeling or emotion permission to move through us. This stops the feeling from festering and avoids repressing it to have it rear its head at a later date.
As we approach this seasonal time of celebration, take time to connect into the space inside yourself where love, gratitude and compassion reside. When you are in that space, radiate those feelings out to the world to have an impact on those that are suffering.
CLICK HERE for a short meditation to support you in living into the gratitude and heartfelt space of the season.
It is our mind that creates suffering, and our heart that allows and loves.
My wish for you is that you may be free from suffering, that your pain and sorrow is eased and that you be at peace as you navigate this precious time of year.