A State of Mind

Usually we are grateful when we receive a present. To be grateful is not difficult as long as we get 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 – saying YES to belonging together, including everybody and everything, with no exception. Simply by 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 resistance. If it really comes from the heart, caring sends a healing impulse.

In meditation it becomes possible to leave our usual way of thinking rooted in polarity. Meditation helps to overcome a dismissing attitude and to concede a deeper meaning to everything, even if we don’t (yet) understand.

Then it will become clearer that we are endowed with gifts all the time: life itself and all creation. 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” enhances confluent togetherness. It fuels growth and healing – within and around us.