The doors of spirituality open with a Thank You and a feeling of appreciation. For many people spirituality is a mystery ground where you have to work hard, maybe struggle or fight with yourself to achieve piece, happiness, serenity.
But right on the contrary, the more you go with the flow and stay aware of the feelings, thoughts and actions in every moment, the less you have to work for attaining balance in your life. In this way you say to the world – “My cup is not full, my cup is not empty. I am my cup and I am ready to receive all the goodness life has to offer in it”.
Becoming spiritual is not about hard work – it’s about building practices that bring you joy. Spirituality is all about being joyous. There are a few well known ways to attracting joy and happiness in your life in a way that it comes to stay in your life and the one most known and least understood fully is Gratitude.
Everyone can start with the simple words – Thank you. I personally say thank you many times a day – and what I do is I don’t just say it but I also mean it and this makes all the difference. In addition to that – to feel appreciation for everything that is happening to you – good or bad – is difficult and at the same time liberating. To regard in high value all the good things in your live sets forth in motion even more good things to come to you. Opportunities seek you more easily, because when you appreciate what you already have in your life, you create space for more things to be grateful about to come to you.
Of course not everything in life is good. There are sometimes unpleasant things that happen to us and gratitude for the lessons that we learn from these unpleasant experiences is the road to healing. Letters of appreciation often times bring awareness and build momentum to continue on your path with hope.
There are a few things to consider when practicing Gratitude:
– What are the positive things that come into your life when you feel thankfulness and appreciation?
– What are the things that you do to walk and talk with Gratitude?
– How do you change ungratefulness and disrespect into gratitude in your life?
What I do is when I feel that I am not enough appreciative and I don’t know why this is happening I just pay attention to everything – to my breathing, to my talking, to my voice, to my expressions, to the way I dress and convey myself, to the way I address things around me. And what I am looking for is the answer to the question: WHY do I do what I do?
And eventually I get to the answer myself – just by staying in the present moment and noticing the world around me with a smile and curiosity. And I am Grateful for that insight!
A road less traveled – Gratitude © 2008 Tsvetanka Petrova. All Rights Reserved.
Tsvetanka Petrova – Sue, the Good Karma Coach, specializes in helping you to choose who you want to be and to be in alignment with this feeling and knowledge so that you can attract easily and effortlessly your desires along your path that correspond with who you are.
She has a first-hand experience with overcoming impossible obstacles, surviving through all storms and attaining unimaginable financial and personal success for her age as a result.
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