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:
Music… I breathe it.
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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:
It is not enough to know something intellectually. Our intellect is limited, so very limited. We can read books, we can have conversations, write poetry, blogs and books but until you live your ideas, your words, your thoughts all of that intellect is just smoke. Poof, it can go in an instant, and often does, when life throws us a curve ball. I have seen all sorts of people espouse love, joy, and self-fulfilling prophecy talk only to be handed a dramatic situation and fall apart from top to bottom. I have seen the philosophy of man become a song and dance routine when life becomes a bit too real. It is time to live differently, not just speak differently. It is time to own your power instead of giving it away.
Saying you understand manifesting and then saying shitty things to yourself is counterproductive, unless what you really want are shitty things. Knowing, intellectually, that things happen for a reason and then refusing to see the benefit of all things in your life, including losing your job, a loved one, money, having an accident, breaking up with someone, etc. is a sure way to be in conflict with the universe and yourself. This may be hard for those who feel that there is a right and a wrong and that it is wrong to expect grace in situations that are difficult, or expect composure when life is hard. How about looking at it like this, life IS. That is all. It happens all the time in every way. We put judgment on it and say it is difficult when what is actually happening is we aren't trusting that this is what we need in order to learn, grow, blossom and know. Imagine actually living the words "things happen for a reason." Imagine having that be a daily acceptance, a moment to moment understanding, a belief, your truth.
You can have a different life without anything outside of you changing. You can have a more purposeful existence without ever asking someone to do something different. You can be a happier, more contented person when you shift your understanding. You can live the life of your dreams when you take away the intellect and you replace it with action, with doing, with living. We think and think and think and it gets us nowhere so often. Live, do, decide to accept your power, the power of others, the truth of the universe and stay curious. When you are curious about what is happening instead of intellectualizing it, you can gather up the juicy goodness that exists in all things, people and experiences.
Have fun if you want to,