posted on Jul, 30 2015 @ 03:19 PM
a reply to: onequestion
Gratitude is a key element in my interior life. The single biggest gain in that area was learning that I didn't have to 'feel' grateful just know
that I was. I use my gratitudes all thoughout the day. Whenever my head is taking me to places that I don't want to go and whenever worry creeps in.
I just start listing the things I am grateful for; roof over head, running water, fresh food, work, clean clothing, the ability to read, my fabulous
old beater car, the companionship of an old cat, good friends, etc.
Sometimes I come back to gratitudes over and over when a destructive idea has me in it's crip or I want to tell a co-worker off (I'm grateful for the
opportunity to practise patience).
Over the years my thought habits have changed and I don't automatically go to negative and agressive thought. Still do at times, in fact, wallow in
them on occassion. But mostly by not fighting what is and being (rather then feeling) grateful keep me in a decent place more often then not.