I am grateful, gratefulness found me at last!
Who do I thank you the writer experiencer of life and actually life in its wisdom or Gratefulness. Org. I say this as I had a car accident yesterday (I am unhurt physically) and I opened gratefulness.org to actually take shelter in this online sanctuary and first thing I saw was this article. I had a ovarian cancer surgery from which I am cured but post surgery I have a part of my brain inactive, by reading your article I am once again told that how nature takes care of us in healing. I instead of hurrying it can begin to look at life like you and it’s opportunity it presents of having a nonactive foggy brain. I also at times see it as fear capsulated and when separating it I see such clarity and peace which gives me direction. How do I help myself to feel intensely that actually earth is holding me as intuitively I know it is. I respect you and see you as complete so shall not say get well soon but yes I wish it too.
If my hard day looks like a good day to others. On reflection I find the question is asking me to be able to see my self as the other is perceiving me as having a good day. It’s like day on earth somewhere and night at the same time some where……..
I will remember this when I find my self in scarcity of emotions or situation.
As I reflect on this statement , I am sitting in my sofa my husband and children out of the country yet there some where safe. I am grateful for a family and the feeling of valuing what I have been given makes my head clearer and I sense a soft hand of nurturing of life……..
As I ask my self “where is there small beauty around me right now” ? I t took a while to centre my self and repeating this question to my self, a sudden sense of special “ness” filled me. The thought I am loved filled my senses without having to do anything to earn it. I felt the presence of my home where I belong , my home. The bed spread looked beautiful.Down the room a ladder which had metal clasp and that too to me looked beautiful as if it was crafted or so beautifully designed by someone or a machine. Everything started making sense.
Thank you Elena. Though I had no perticular haterate for my body but when I heard the sentence ” do not judge a book by its cover” . I desperately tried to be a ” good soul” of course I at that time did not know souls are souls not good or bad, but level of consciousness yes.
This attitude of mine along with the sentence we are not our body, read by me literally. Made me not house my body.
After cancer I am scared of falling sick. Though I am fine now,
This article will really help me to get a over my fear and operate from love base knowledge.
I thank you again.
From the E course I learnt the mantra “I am enough” I try that when I need to be gentle when I am not feeling grateful.
I value the time I spend with my self. I naturally gravitate towards being with other people helping them etc, but I realised when I invest time and words given to my self, I am more peaceful and then can give in a peaceful manner devoid of judgement criticism. Today one two delivery boys carrying 90 kg weight of a T.V unit had to climb to our bedroom upstairs and fix it for us, I saw their struggle, ran down made fresh lemon with honey, (could not share my raw honey) and offered them. Their expression said it all. I then though oh god how many times you walked inside my door in different forms and I could not welcome you or even recognise you. Thank you for letting me share this platform and my experience.
Dear Brother David,
I hold the book Gratefulness the heart of prayer! In my heart reading it, waiting practicing for the seedlings of the baby gratefulness to grow inside me. Your letter to me came from the same expectancy. Thank you! All my love to you, to gratefulness .org team and all who read this and to All others.
I used to love belonging……to people places. also lived others life through their pain and joy. It was hard for me to separate myself. learnt to respect others when they were not ready to communicate or respect basically, bargain I started seeking the answer to what is self and who is the other self. your story takes burden of me and towards myself for being so passionately in love genuine love for others and my surroundings……from the words as if the universe sycronised only for me. so grateful to your writting which brings about a sense of oneness that we all long for. Thank you.
Thank you All!
Thank you Kevin, for the sentence from Hasidic teaching.
Thank you Eds as this will also help me in my journey.
Thank you, my intention is such but I seem to switch off. Rereading this and reminding my self, I will practice again and again till I seem to be recalling hearing.
I love you and bless your pain. Bless you for good health. Bless you for peace. Bless you for insight and direction. Bless you Bless you and Bless you.
Much encouragement from your words, in gratefulness
Thank you as your reflection bought clarity. Thank you.
Thank you your words resonate with my current heart situation.
Thank you. Your words were one that of a friend. Five years back had ovarian cancer since then suddenly I notice less connect to my own being and reading your words hastened me to love again.
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