Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we are grateful for in our lives. Gratitude shifts the focus away from all the things we want to all the things we have. It changes our mindset. We all spend so much time and thought striving towards the next goal and acquired thing. Gratitude makes us feel lucky to have so much and shifts us away from a feeling of lack. As Thanksgiving is on Thursday, I thought it the perfect time to share with you the following article from Deepak Chopra. He says that gratitude gets you in touch with your soul…
“Experiencing gratitude is one of the most effective ways of getting in touch with your soul. When you’re in touch with your soul, you eavesdrop on the thoughts of the universe. You feel connected to everything in creation. You embrace the wisdom of uncertainty and you sense yourself as a field of infinite possibilities.
Gratitude is a fullness of heart that moves you from limitation and fear to expansion and love. When you’re appreciating something, your ego moves out of the way. You can’t have your attention on ego and gratitude at the same time.
Just for a few moments, consider the things you have in your life that you could be grateful for: all the nurturing relationships, the material comforts, your body, and the mind that allows you to really understand yourself and everything around you. Just breathe and be grateful for the air that is filling your lungs and making your life possible. Simply feel your body and your aliveness, and acknowledge what a miracle it is just to be alive right now. Allow your awareness to appreciate what you are seeing, smelling, and touching just at this moment and you will find yourself in the middle of the stream of life without trying at all.
Feel the love, compassion, and understanding that gratitude brings into your heart. Notice how gratitude brings your attention into the present time, which is the moment in which miracles can unfold. The deeper your appreciation, the more you see with the eyes of the soul and the more your life flows in harmony with the creative power of the universe.” -Deepak Chopra
Also, dear readers, a deep thank you to you, for reading my blog, sharing it, and even just visiting my page. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!
-Nothing Short of Thankful