|Posted on October 1, 2015 at 12:10 AM|
These days we speak more and more about gratitude. I see it as an important part of human awakening. Let's dive a little bit deeper and connect with the energy of gratitude.
How does it feel to be grateful? Who is the person we are feeling grateful to and how does it change our day? Or maybe, we feel grateful for our life, for experience to be alive, to breathe, to see, to touch and thear the music... Whatever or whoever inspires us to feel gratitude it makes us happy, humble and centered in our hearts. When we feel gratitude we cannot be depressed. Moreover reconnecting with the energy of gratitude is the first step out of depressive states of psyche. Just take a moment and try to remember: have you ever felt grateful and depressed at the same time?
Gratitude is the center of positive attitude towards life and positive perception of reality. There is always a reason to feel grateful, even towards people who annoy us the most. While zooming out of the situational routine we start to see the lesson we could not see before. The ones who annoy and irritate us are pointing out to our own life patterns which often reside in the white spots of our psyche.
Gratitude is a useful tool to find out about those white spots, bring them to the conscious level and work with them. How would we do this?
Think about the person who annoys you the most, start to feel it in your body. Not the best sensation but it is just an exercise of self-exploration. Can you feel it? Good. Now try to find the place inside yourself where you can feel gratitude. It might be hard sometimes. So if it does not work, just try to feel gratitude for something really amazing in your life. When you start to grow the energy of gratitude in your psyche and your body, reconnect with the annoying person again. Maybe your mind will help you to find the reason to feel grateful to them. Even if it is something very small stay with the feeling of gratitude, breathe into it and let it grow. You will be truly surprised that you can feel grateful to every single person you met in your life. You can keep doing this exercise as often as you need. It is one of the best antidepressants without any medication. Those ones who tend to take things personal will benefit tremendously. It will help to develop non-judgmental perception of the outside world and understand that other people might be self-absorbed once in a while and do not really have an intention to hurt us.
Another truth about gratitude is that it loves to flow. The exchange of gratitude creates powerful fields of high vibrational frequencies. Do you enjoy when others express gratitude to you? Doesn't it feel so good and ecstatic? So you have the power to multiply the energy of gratitude yourself. Don't be afraid to share how grateful you are to others. You don't need to flatter, just say the truth. If you do it with no agenda and no expectations people will feel it and open their hearts to you. They will be grateful to you for giving them positive feedback and sharing positive energy with them.
It does not mean that you should not share something you do not enjoy about others. You can always say what bothers you after sharing your gratitude. The effect will be so much better for you, for another person and for the positive vibrational field you are creating together.
Enjoy your Gratitude!