“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
The power of gratitude is no secret. When practiced regularly and paired with meditation, it can have tremendous physical and emotional benefits.
Gratitude has several meanings and connotations. In particular, there are three core elements: Grace, Graciousness, and gratefulness.
Nurturing gratitude, and all three senses of that word, as a daily, hourly, moment-to-moment habit can be transformative.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ― Melody Beattie
Use this meditation to infuse more gratitude into your life.
You will begin to experience greater feelings of grace and thankfulness and miraculously, you’ll begin to recognize all of the good in your life that you were blind to before.
“As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” – James E. Faust
You will also live in a greater state of contentment as you begin to realize that everyone and everything—even obstacles and challenges that may seem painful—have brought you to this moment.
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer
They may even have lessons for you.
Live with appreciation. Be thankful. The more thanks you give and foster, the more it grows.