June 27, 2015 by
Gratefulness – A State of Mind
Usually we are grateful when we get a present. To be grateful is not difficult as long as we receive nice presents that we’ve been wishing for. But what about being grateful “without a reason”, or expressing contentment even in the face of adversity?
It all starts with accepting everything as it is. It starts with saying YES rather than no – YES to belonging together, everybody and everything included, with no exception. By simply caring we offer people, things and situations the option to tune into the flux of togetherness. Should there be any reluctance, a positive attitude will help to transform the resistance. If it really comes from the heart, caring sends a healing impulse.
In meditation it becomes possible to leave the usual way of thinking that is rooted in polarity. Meditation helps to overcome a dismissing attitude and to concede a deeper meaning to everything, even if we don’t understand.
Then it will become clearer that we are confronted with presents all the time: life itself and all that is created. We take many things for granted, yet everything – big or small – is worth to be recognized and to be welcomed in the common whole. The “YES of gratefulness” supports the energy flux, and it fuels growth and healing – within and around us.
In order to be able and receive presents we need to have free hands. We have to let go of something old if we wish to take hold of something new. It shows that gratefulness has something to do with being able to let go. If we are open-handed, we are more likely to receive. The flow of give and take keeps flowing, and gratefulness becomes natural.
Sometimes it happens that we refuse to be given presents. We should allow ourselves to say YES – which is a YES to ourselves. It makes us realize that we give a gift to ourselves: acknowledging our inmost source of Divinity that enables us to transcend duality and live the real self. Once this experience is inscribed in our consciousness, gratitude becomes a lasting state of mind, a true companion through foul and fair.