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Living in a state of gratitude is a mindset that comes from an open heart. Being grateful for everything in your life allows you to see the world through a lens of love. Every relationship and circumstance has the potential to reveal the power of gratefulness.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie
No matter what life brings your way, focus on being grateful and you can turn any challenge into an opportunity. Gratitude is a virtue that makes all other virtues possible. Live with an appreciation for life and you'll attract more goodness to appreciate.
Be grateful for your body by spending a few minutes every day appreciating it. Sit in silence, close your eyes and smile. Take several deep breaths and begin by saying thank you to all of your organs and systems. Be sure to include the physical senses of taste, touch, sight, hearing, and smell in...
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Every problem has a natural solution. The solution to human suffering can be found in the simplicity and beauty of nature. A tree doesn't believe it is superior or inferior to another tree, and the sun shines on everyone. Humans are free of suffering in a natural environment of equality.
"When the solution is simple, God is answering." ~ Albert Einstein
Where your attention goes energy flows. If you focus on the problem you are feeding it with your energy. When you put your attention on solving the problem you're investing your energy wisely. First you must be aware of a problem and then consciously shift your focus to solving it.
See the big picture. To end human suffering we must wake up and realize that we are all connected as spiritual beings on this human journey together. We must treat one another with respect, understanding and kindness in order to co-exist on this planet. You must become part of the solution in...
To create consciously it's helpful to know about the natural cycles of creation, maintenance, and destruction. Creation is aligned with nature; maintenance can lead to stagnation; and destruction clears the way for more creation to emerge.
"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." ~ Pablo Picasso
You are a creative being and you're here to create. Whenever you give birth to an idea, project, or another human, you are in the flow of life. This natural desire for creation is part of your soul's blueprint. Get your creative juices flowing by focusing on your next creation.
If you stay too long in the maintenance cycle you're in danger of getting stuck in the status quo of life. It's usually uncomfortable at first to break out of your comfort zone, and yet it's always worth the discomfort to create something new.
The destruction cycle can show up as loss, failure, crisis or a time for letting go of what isn't working. See this phase...
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