From grateful to great-full
Imagine for a moment, that researchers discovered a miracle food; a food that provided emotional wellbeing and happiness. Cheap and healthy with no side effects, what could be better? Certainly, we would all utilize this great gift.
Surprisingly, there is such a tool and yet it is largely ignored. Gratitude is a powerful way to achieve emotional wellbeing and happiness. Its benefits include: a stronger immune system, resiliency, happiness and more. It is free and available to all, so why are so many people miserable?
The answer is that we received many of our gifts at a young age. Our lives, health, families and so much more. As a result, we take many if those gifts for granted. How can we combat this negative trait of taking things for granted?
We need to understand that God renews the world daily. At the beginning point of creation, all is fresh and new. However, when we live without reflection, we lose that perspective, taking the gifts we have for granted.
The power of contemplation taps into our very own point of beginning. Instead of living in reactionary mode, we can take control of how we perceive reality. By doing so, we are going deeper into ourselves, a point that transcends the experience of the moment.
In short, we need to access our own spiritual roots, in turn, we will gratefully appreciate the good in our lives.