Awareness is beyond thought. It is pure appreciation of what is arising without words, without thoughts. When we learn to align our thoughts and words
with the pure appreciation which is already beyond all thoughts, words, and emotions, we can learn to appreciate Truth... to learn to appreciate
When your actions arise from your pure appreciation of the circumstances you are acting from your pure awareness (although ALL thoughts and emotions
are appreciated within it since that is the nature of it).
So, if I figure out that something is not as I expected it to be (wanted it to be), I can say "thank you" anyway and if it feels "faked" then I
can find actual REASONS of HOW that is actually benefiting me and WHY I should actually feel thankful.
If someone betrays me,
"Thank You" for staying true to yourself and letting me be aware what you truly want.
If someone is mean to me,
"Thank You" for telling me what is truly on your mind and being open to express it.
ALL experiences, even the ones that we "don't want" - can be used to our benefit or can help us learn so we are able to appreciate it and have more
joy and openness in our lives.
Although, even if something other than joy and openness does arise, we can even appreciate that...
Thank you pain for giving a warning to my body and helping me to stay away from danger.
Thank you fear for giving me a warning of how this may affect me - I know you are only trying to help.
Thank you unappreciative attitude, for making me aware of how many opportunities I do not see but are there for me to take and appreciate...
People who appreciate lower their chances of heart attack and do better in school, they also are more likely to be happy.
I appreciate all of your responses, whatever they may be. Peace!