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:
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:
Being seen is the most amazing thing. Not in the sense of someone not hitting you as you cross the street… though that is pretty great as well. Being seen for who you are and how you approach your world (life, work, relationships, etc.). Being seen is something that is a rare occurrence, so when it happens it can be breathtaking. You always know when it happens, you always know when it doesn't as well.
Most of us see ourselves in others without realizing it. We use others as a mirror for the things we dislike, haven't accepted or don't understand in ourselves. We projectile vomit our issues all over one another and judge and blame and alienate. We spend a lot of time not seeing others. It is no wonder why there are so many lonely people in the world. When you aren't being seen, when you are being ignored (which, by the way, we do to ourselves as well) you are alone. You feel like others don't get you, truly, and that if they did they might not like you. It is a lonely world when you aren't seen and when you don't show up to be seen anyway.
Then, there are these moments when you meet someone, when you encounter a person who knows you. They see what you do, how you do it and they just get it. There is nothing more rewarding than showing up and being seen. Doing your work, loving your love, living your life and having someone reflect back to you your intention, your drive and your reason for being who you are. These are moments of ecstasy, these are moments of love.
You can see someone, you can show up for someone, you can bring love to someone. You can start with yourself (doesn't everything start there). You can start by showing up with yourself, not numbing out. Turn off the TV, put down the beer or cocktail, get off of the couch, put down the weed, stop bingeing on sugary snacks, stop blaming anyone else for your life at this moment. Show up and love what you see, who you are, and what you do. At some point you will be seen and you will see. You won't have eyes to see until you have opened them up and cleared off the glaze.
See how what you see in others changes when you begin to see yourself, your true nature and live in that place of manifestation. See and be seen. See.