Reading from Class: Choosing Gratitude
“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities.
It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend…
when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present —
love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure —
the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
I recently started another gratitude journal. Before going to bed, I take time to note/journal the things I’m grateful for from the day. It has been a beautiful way to end the day and shift the energy. Consciously counting my blessings has been a very centering and grounding practice. As a result, I am finding myself a bit more aware throughout the day of the good, the small acts. This practice helps me catch my mind as it gets triggered and easily derailed from not so kind reactions, stories and worries, etc. It is also easy to feel overwhelmed with less than positive happenings and unacceptable news. You may be surprised by how much you can still be grateful for despite any challenges.