In a previous post, I discussed affirmations. I feel that gratitude is related and much of what I discussed in the last post relates in terms of understanding the Reticular Activation System and how saying things out loud and focussing on what we want more of, can bring about change. So check that out if you haven’t already.
Being grateful is extremely powerful in shifting energy. It allows you to focus on the positive aspects of things and as we know, what we focus on are the things that grow.
“Have an attitude of gratitude and you will have more to be grateful for; have a complaining spirit and you will attract more to complain about” -Zig Ziglar
As many of us have had, my childhood was filled with beautiful things to be grateful for. Lots of fun and a lot of love. But there were also some other things that I have had to heal from too. Choosing to be grateful for the pain and hurt has been a journey for me. But I can now say that I am grateful. I am grateful that I can connect with people in the deepest ways because of what I’ve experienced. I am grateful that I have been able to find ways out and can show others what I have learnt. I am grateful that I have great perception and can see things before they happen because of my experiences. I’m grateful that I can understand the impact of hurts and in a way, the beauty of it, because of my experiences. I can now appreciate the growth.
Gratitude changes our perception.
“I cried because I have no shoes, until I saw a man with no feet. Life is full of blessings. Sometimes we’re just blind to see them” -Unknown
A great place to start with being more grateful is to spend a couple of minutes each day focussing on something to be grateful about. Being grateful is a choice. It is an attitude. We are so used to looking at the bad in situations and expecting the worst, that we miss the opportunity to be grateful and to experience the situation a little differently. It is in looking for the positive in a situation, understanding that each experience is showing up as an opportunity to grow that we actually change.
I encourage you to a 30 day challenge. I have been choosing one thing to be grateful for every day for the past 4 months and also I’ve been saying some daily affirmations which includes being thankful for my experiences and I’m telling you, it has made a huge difference in my life and my perception. But you can only discover this through your own experience. If you’re already doing something similar, please share how it has changed you! If you’re not, start today and watch the magic happen.
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