Thursday, April 7, 2011
We work hard to send our gratitude and generosity out into the world. It is our practice. But, every once in awhile we should turn those energies inward. Today, instead of looking out, look in---into yourself. What is it about you that you are thankful for? Where is an area where you should be generous to yourself? This is not a selfish exercise. It is an exercise in the truth. When we take the time to look inside with gratitude and generosity what do we experience? You may find things are missing, there are longings, there are regrets and there are also powerful places of energy, peace, and stillness. They are all true in their own way. Don't dwell on the difficult pieces or the easy pieces. Instead, be thankful for them all and treat yourself with kindness. Until we do, we are not putting our full gratitude and generosity into the world. Let's make this our gratitude practice for today.