My prayer is that you are doing super duper alley ooper.
What I wanna blog about this day is being ungrateful.
When I was younger I use to be so ungrateful. That's right, the ungrateful me.
Now, at the age of fifty, I am so grateful that I cry on a daily basis when I have gratitude in my heart. Quite often I cry two or three times a day. Some say it is hormones but I say that I finally know what gratitude is.
For many years I have found several things to be grateful for but my heart has been completely full of gratitude for the last two or three years. I have no idea what happened to me but something touched me where I just fell in love with people, places, things, and life.
It is my humble opinion that this love and thankfulness is from my meditation practice. I have been meditating since 1999 and the more I meditate the more aware I become.
My meditation has allowed me to be aware of my ungratefulness, or my thanklessness, and to be more grateful.
My meditation has allowed me to focus on the better things in life.
When I was so ungrateful I was always focusing on what was wrong, I was caught up in my anxiety and that didn't allow me to be fully present right here, right now.
Now I am so grateful, everywhere I go people are so loving, so kind to me, and they didn't use to be that way so it must be my gratitude.
Nearly everyday, I get free things all the time, I swear.
The other day I went to a sandwich shop and the guys gave me three free chocolate cookies. The day before that I was at this facility, which had this coffee machine, I put my money in it to get a hot coco, and the money came back out so I got a free hot coco.
I don't know if you wanna call that karma or what but, you can ask anybody who hangs out with me, or has known me for a long time, and they will tell you that people give things to me A LOT, like all the time.
This free stuff never use to happen for me but I believe it's because I live in a place of gratitude. The emotion of gratitude is so close to the emotion of love, and this emotion has given to me the openness to fall in love with everything and everybody.
This love allows me to always have a big smile on my face, and to nearly always be very playful.
I do not say this to brag, I say this because I want to teach the world to meditate.
I want to teach the world to meditate because before my meditation practice I was the most angry, anxious, and ungrateful person but now I am just the opposite.
The reason my life has evolved is because I did the work! In order to be who you want to become, you must do the work on you, and your life.
Meditation is a mental exercise.
When we practice awareness, we become aware of our thoughts.
When we become aware of our thoughts we can choose them more wisely and govern them.
When we govern our thoughts we govern our emotions.
When we do not govern our emotions we are on autopilot with the habitual emotions we have, which often have momentum. The emotions I am talking about are the unhealthy ones like anger, irritability, moodiness, and sadness.
All emotions on autopilot can develop great momentum to where they put us in bliss or in burnout.
The reason I am sharing this is, I was crying this morning because I was so grateful for the kindness that people show me and I am so grateful to be able to serve The Lord everyday.
When I was crying this morning, I was thinking about how I cry two or three times a day because my heart is full of gratitude when before I started meditating I use to cry two or three times a day because of anxiety and depression.
I know that I do not have anxiety or depression anymore. I don't even have nervousness or sadness anymore. I don't have anger, anxiety, frustration, or any of that and it is because I meditate, which is my mental exercise that allows me to release the negative emotions that do not belong to me.
If there was anything I could tell you to help you destress yourself it would be, learn to meditate, learn to relax, and practice it everyday. This learning and practicing will develop a calm, certain, and confident you.
This practice will give you much more faith in life and others versus doubt, fear, and worry, which is anxiety.
I would love to teach the world to meditate so that everyone can know gratitude so much that they are crying everyday like me.
I just wanted to share these thoughts with you because I know that there is a lot of crisis, despair, and devastation out there, I have lived crisis, despair, and devastation, and I have been assisting people with crisis, despair, and devastation for many years.
When the crisis, devastation, and despair come, I know everything is going to be okay, I know that it is all a part of life, I know I can be grateful for the things that are going right rather than the things that are going wrong, and I know this through the practice of meditation.
If you are having a hard time, learn to meditate. You will be so grateful you did but don't believe me! Try it yourself and see how it will evolve your safety, satisfaction, and security for life.
That's all I got...
I love you, I truly do.
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