Grateful Living and gratefulness are still relatively uncommon terms in our daily lexicon. While a close cousin of happiness and gratitude, gratefulness refers to very particular ways of being that have important distinctions to understand and explore. Grateful Living is an active way of approaching life moment-by-moment that can result in greater ease, peace, compassion, and joy.
Grateful Living is supported by daily practices, habits of mind, and behaviors that are learnable and can be translated and applied to many aspects of our lives. Explore a wide variety of resources that can introduce you to the benefits and applications of gratefulness and grateful living, and/or establish and enrich your practice through deepened understanding of the science and wisdom behind these transformational approaches to life, ourselves and each other.
In interview reprinted from Sacred Journey, Brother David describes how gratitude cultivates creativity, aliveness, and…
(2003) Br. David speaks about the connection of peace and gratefulness at Esalen, Big Sur,…
I have received water, flowing and pooled, salt and fresh, cold and hot; wind off…
Become aware of surprises. Relish surprises as life’s gifts. Surprise is the seed of gratefulness….
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Gratefulness is the great task, the how of our spiritual work, because, rightly understood, it…
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We invite you to experience six blessings in this short, meditative video from Brother David: