I am grateful for our beautiful website and bow to its service in the world, and to all those who will resonate with its purpose. Go free!
Thanks Mary Jane – Your heart will indeed guide you and never abandon you on your journey. Thank you for your steadfastness on the path, and for listening deeply to your inner guidance. Namaste.
Ose – What a beautiful and very kind comment. Thank you deeply for your commitment to gratefulness practice for so long, and for continually learning and absorbing the teachings. It is so meaningful to have you with us. Thank you from my heart.
Dear Cintia – In so many ways, as long as we are alive, times are always profoundly uncertain. Everything is surprise, according to Br David. Finding trust and ease in surrendering to the truth of uncertainty is among our greatest freedoms. And it is a moment to moment practice. You might find benefit in this piece I wrote: https://gratefulness.org/blog/deepening-comfort-with-uncertainty/ Sending love and care into your days…
This is such an uplifting reflection Mandy! How fabulous that you already feel the gifts of the Stop. Look. Go. practice and that it reverberates through you! I hope that you continue to show gratefulness to the world by reaching out to dear friends in this spirit. Thank you.
Karleen – How wonderful that you have already received the benefit of the practices. May they serve you in ever-surprising and increasingly meaningful ways!
Thank YOU Miguelie for your presence in and contributions to our community. It is very meaningful to have your generous spirit here.
I must respond to your quote by saying that our stand is one of non-violence, not force. The values of Grateful Living commit us to pursuing all avenues that point us toward greater understanding, respect, compassion, interconnectedness, and unity. We believe that Love has the power to transform civilization. This is the sustainable path from conflict to peace that will leave us with hearts and eyes wide open, not blinded by “an eye for an eye” actions.
Luckily, we have enough opportunities here to keep you engaged with gratefulness for a lifetime, Gracie! Stay close. You can always reflect on the daily question here: https://gratefulness.org/practice/practice-space/
Thank you Drew. Indeed, directing our attention – and our bodies – to the beauty and tenaciousness of the natural world is a gift. We are blessed when the weather allows us to meet people outdoors, to walk with birds and clouds and trees and notice their invitations toward peace. Yesterday I saw a family flying a kite in the field down the street and people out walking I had never seen before in my neighborhood. Social distancing can allow us intimacy with aspects of life we have ...
Thank you Drew. Indeed, directing our attention – and our bodies – to the beauty and tenaciousness of the natural world is a gift. We are blessed when the weather allows us to meet people outdoors, to walk with birds and clouds and trees and notice their invitations toward peace. Yesterday I saw a family flying a kite in the field down the street and people out walking I had never seen before in my neighborhood. Social distancing can allow us intimacy with aspects of life we have neglected. Bless your reminders. Blessings to you and yours, Drew – K
Dear PKR – Your beautiful, generous reflection on the recent “Normal Day” practice is so resonant for me. May nothing of life be lost on us. May we take none of the gifts of life for granted. This is how we will stay attuned to what matters in any and all circumstances. Your kindness goes deep. Thank you for showing up here. And remaining, Blessings now and always – K
Dear Sheila – Thank you for your visit and comment here. Your companionship on this journey and commitment to gratefulness go deep into the heart of the matter for all of us. Your love and support are sustaining. Like the sun on a gray day, you are a perpetual gift. Please stay well – K
Thank you for bringing this perspective forward, Manuel. We heartily agree.
Thank you Missy for your loving comment. It is so compelling to combine Br. David’s teachings on trusting life with his wish for all of us to have and act on “passion for change” in his holiday letter this year. It is a worthy hybrid path for all of us to deeply contemplate. In partnership – K
A beautiful reflection. How wonderful that “Reality” reminds us that life is precious and fragile and begs for our fullness. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind comment. K
Ken – what a wonderful addition to the conversation: aligning with our deep spiritual principles helps us to know what is right and loving in all our circumstances. Thank you so much for this reminder and for adding to the conversation. K
Susan – Trust in life is a big teaching and one that asks us to step into many places where we have withheld our trust and therefore suffered. Committing to “work with life as it is” allows us to move from resistance to greater trust. Br. David has much to offer us on this path of liberation and joy. I hope I can humbly add something to that path… K
Thanks so much Patjos! You have honored me with the gifts of your time and praise. May you continue to be uplifted in gratefulness. K
Thank you Elaine. I love that you are interested in unpacking legacy for the many treasures it offers us as we mature. There is much for which to be grateful in the midst of this life we have. Blessings on your path of deepened awareness and I am so glad you are part of our community. Keep in touch – K
Drew – You are exactly right! Most beautifully said. Unconditional, full aliveness – and availability to life as it is – promise the moments we long for most deeply. Being present to life is such a gift. Thank you for your wonderful words. K
Thank you Margaret. You are ever-embedded in our hearts, and in the heart of grateful living and all that it brings to the world.
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