Nov 23 2016 / E-Newsletter Archive
At first, gratitude must be looked at to be seen, must be sought to be found. Find something to be thankful for, even if you feel it’s insignificant.
If you have true gratitude for even one thing, at some moment, thankfulness will rush over you like a wave. When thankfulness matures, then appreciation—temporary, conditional, and calculating—gives way to unconditional, sustained gratitude.
Such gratitude takes away from our lives’ complaints and dissatisfaction, anxieties and worries, and brings in their place infinite positivity and peace.
When you are grateful, you show full devotion in whatever you do and do your best no matter whom you meet. A holy mind comes out of a grateful heart. Gratitude is an alchemy of the soul everyone should practice.
(From my book Calligraphic Meditation for Everyday Happiness)