Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Being Grateful - Part II

The journey to leading a more postive/joyful life is different for everyone.  The first step of doing morning gratefuls is a great start.  The process of being grateful opens you up to the good things in your life rather than focusing on the negative.  This shift of consciousness is the beginning of leading a more positive life.

It is this change in the way you look at things that opens you up to more & more positive things in your life.  For some this shift is easy and just taking the first step of doing the gratefuls leads them to the next step.  For others the process is more difficult and the shift takes more time.  The main reason for this is in the acceptance of the feelings that the gratefuls lead you to.

Take time after writing your gratefuls to realize the way these things make you feel.  Internalize the joy that is now apart of your life.  This extra step of feeling what you write helps to move the process out of your head/ego & into your soul.  The ego will always hold you back & we will explorer the traps of the ego at a later time.  For now, know that the willingness to feel & continue to open yourself up is what codifies the process and moves you forward to the acceptance of more good & positive things in your life.

It's in this realization that you will begin to see things change in your life.  As in the example I gave yesterday of the stone in the pond, your acceptance of joy from the smallest things in your life will be sent out over & over again bringing you back more and more things to be grateful for.  

Release the fear & all the negative feelings in your life, even if it's only for the time it takes to write your gratefuls.  Every move toward the positive will bring you more joy & the process will become easier & easier & more & more fullfilling.

Accept, let go & enjoy life.

Till tomorrow,


Quote of the day:

"Life is a bout love, if we all loved more the world would be a better place.  Expand your comfort zone and love someone new today."

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