Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.
This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:
Cool Temperatures at Night. My Pets. Time. My Life. Muscles. Coach Aina Body Camp - http://coachaina.com/body-camp/
There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.
So… what are you waiting for???
Food for thought:
Imagine that you only know one trillionth of the things that could be known… and most of what could be known conflicts with what you know. Imagine that you, your government, your clergy, your fellow-man is as clueless as a fly trying to get out of your house. Imagine that the universe doesn't center around any hypothesis we humans come up with. Imagine that you really don't know. If you do this, if you open up the truth of the matter, which is, we are always proven to be incorrect in regards to our theories on everything if enough time goes by, then you can start to truly take things in, learn, experience, and wonder. We get super caught up in believing that science isn't based on an arbitrary understanding of experience. We get super distracted by the idea that one way of knowing is better than another… that feelings are less real than a science experiment.
We imagine that it is impossible to travel at the speed of light because things would become too large as they picked up speed, according to Einstein's theory of relativity. We may need to find worm holes or warp speeds in order to make interstellar travel possible. What if traveling over large distances isn't done in the way that we think at the moment. It is akin to a cave man thinking that to talk to someone far away we would need to be able to speak really, really loud. How would a caveman think of a phone or text or email? We are these cavemen and it would serve us well to recognize that we are absolutely clueless… about most everything.
When you can look at your life and recognize that you really don't know anything, you are less judgmental, you are less concerned with having to know, and you are able to learn at a rate and about things that you would otherwise brush off as impossible (as if you would know what was or wasn't possible… when most people don't even know how a computer works, bees fly, or why we exist). Our egos, our need to be right and to control gets in our way much the same way our ego does when things are going well for us. We are small and new and revolve around something else. It isn't the other way around… we aren't the sun, though we reflect it and shine ourselves. We aren't the earth, though we are a part of it and call it home. We are a part of something big, way bigger than we can, at this moment, comprehend. It isn't for us to know exactly yet why and how… I believe we learn and come across all that we are supposed to when we are supposed to. Until then I believe we will keep exploring our world; both the small outer world we share and the infinite inner one as well.