What role does gratitude play in helping to keep our lives simple? Life can be challenging at times but when we take a moment to inquire into what the challenge is really all about it provides an opportunity for us to be grateful for what is, just as it is.
I’ m not suggesting life challenges are the easiest situations to move through when we are faced with money, relationship, health issues or some form of loss, but what I do know to be true is when you make a choice to truly be open and surrender to these circumstances instead of resisting them, peace arises, and fear stops running the agenda.
As I reflect on the challenges I’ve encountered throughout my lifetime I can say without a doubt I am grateful for the experiences that have cracked this heart open. Mind you, at the time it’s occurring, we can all say ‘this doesn’t feel that great,’ but as we allow the heart to crack open it reveals the peace that has always been there for us.
We’ve been conditioned not to let the heart break at all costs, but have you ever noticed when you’ve been through a very emotional experience in your life what tends to follow after the release of the heart cracking open is a sense of peace or stillness? And have you ever noticed that there are times for no reason at all when you feel an amazing sense of joy, peace or love and there is absolutely nothing to attribute it to? You didn’t win the lottery, you’re not on vacation, your challenges haven’t disappeared, yet you feel free or at ease with life. This is what is calling for our attention, this is what is available to all of us in any given moment and, this is what helps to keep our life simple. This is what I am so deeply grateful for. And it’s that, which we can’t seem to name but we know it intimately without a doubt when it arises.
Next time you feel this presence in your life, do yourself a favour and really stop to acknowledge it. I always take a moment to be still and put my hand on my heart with gratitude. Continue to do this whenever it arises and see what you discover. The more you acknowledge this the more you may recognize its presence . Don’t forget to share you experience with us.
Honour your spirit and walk towards the journey your heart desires
Always in love,
Lorraine Wilson has been on a journey of self discovery for many years. She openly shares her experience with others and offers hope, inspiration and an invitation to “Keep Life Simple” through self inquiry. She is available for one on one support to individuals and facilitates programs for groups who desire to investigate their life journey. She is also available as a guest speaker.
Lorraine has been influenced and is incredibly grateful for the teachings of Gangaji, Adyashanti, Eckart Tolle, Pamela Wilson, Muni and His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. She has worked in the field of communications and broadcasting for over 30 years and utilizes her communication skills and life journey to inspire others to live life in the moment.
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