I am just grateful to be alive.
They have made me more patient and compassionate. They taught me to not trust the system society is built upon. They taught me to be careful who I trust. But then to look beyond that system to find the beautiful within myself and others and the world in general. The blessings are there but I must choose to focus on them and be grateful for them. That is where I find myself now..
I agree. Strange question. Only me.
Gratitude is changing how I see everything. I hope I am becoming more compassionate toward myself and life. Viewing each moment as it unfolds as an opportunity to accept whatever it holds. I am still unfolding myself. I am learning to be grateful for everything.
My kids. A daughter and a son.
The principal of love, kindness and mercy for myself and others. Coming here every day and all my other practices (meditation and Tai Chi) all help me navigate. It is good knowing that love is everything.
This feels like a political question to me. And I feel like there is implied guilt to each person as an individual when I don’t believe that is true at all. My life has been simplified for years. I believe changes at the corporate level are needed in how society is set up. And frankly, I am not sure that is going to happen. We CAN survive but everyone, and I do mean everyone, needs to get on board.
I need other people for sure. And other people need me. My kids need me. Though I am a contemplative, I definitely need the balance that interaction with others provides. The world does need me.
As I walk this path of conscious gratefulness, I am learning it keeps my heart soft and able to encourage others to remain open as well. Taking that walk helps as does watching the sunrise. And they are free.
As someone who has survived homelessness and the loss that goes with that, compassion has been hardwired into me. Having compassion is a normal response for me. The question is how and when to make it visible. Little actions like verbally thanking the bus driver or grocery clerks are one way I show gratitude on a daily basis.
For me it means that I am completely focused on Love and actively looking for good wherever it may be hiding.
I am not sure I understand the question. Taking action regardless of the present circumstances.
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