Our hearts can become filled with praise and thanks without the use of words.
~ Paul Tillich
I know a few of you out there practice yoga and/or meditation and some have chosen the word Gratitude for this year’s word or theme. So, I thought I’d share with you that Spirit Voyage has a 40-day meditation practice going that began yesterday (but you can climb aboard today or anytime, really). It’s called A Grateful Heart. The meditation is beautiful. Join me, if you’re interested. (For those who don’t like signing up for stuff via email, you don’t have to. Just use the link I provided. I enjoy the daily messages and reminders, but they really aren’t necessary.)
We can touch wonder in every moment as we slow down and perceive the world around us as if for the first time. And when we contact wonder, we know thankfulness for the most ordinary, extraordinary things of life.
One of the noblest words in our language is “grace,” defined as “unearned blessing.” We live by grace far more than by anything else. Accordingly, I find that the one thing which I want to put into practice in my own life is the conscious and deliberate habit of finding someone to thank.
Expressing gratitude ignites the light within us and is a sure path to joy. Gratitude is one of the highest vibrations of energy we can create, it’s free, and anyone can give it. It can be as simple as being thankful for soup, being thankful one can see, walk, wiggle a finger, or tap to a beat. One can be grateful for happy children, good neighbors, good luck, and simply being alive… Part of the journey toward joy involves not waiting around for trouble, but being continuously aware of our blessings.