Gratitude

What is the difference between gratitude and positive attitude? 

Gratitude dissolves the sense of lack which helps us overcome greed and lust.  It is being thankful for what we have.  The gifts in our lives become precious and we rejoice in what once seemed mundane.  This is more than a ‘glass half-full’ attitude; this is grateful for having a glass no matter how much is in it.

What to be grateful for?

Be grateful for your childhood, for your young years and adulthood and if appropriate for your incarnation.

Be grateful for this breath, not the last or the next one. Prana (lifeforce) moves around the body.

Let’s all be grateful for yoga, this path of love, wisdom and to our fellow yogis, teachers and their teachers before us – going back to over 4,000 years.

Reflection

With the end of another year effected by Covid-19 it is time to reflect on what we have learnt , what challenges allowed us to grow and what we are grateful for.

It is also a time to look forward to the future, with acceptance that uncertainty will also play a part and none of us has full control.  Understanding what give us joy (do more of it), what values do we want to integrate to our lives and how will we take care of ourselves.  Unless we are well, we are not able to service others in our community.

Consider spending five minutes a day to be thankful for what is good in your life and practice gratitude. 

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Published by yogateachermary

Yoga teacher - specializing in teaching over 50's, seniors and the not so supple. Qualified 'Relax and Renew' teacher, mediation facilitator and experienced in teaching chair yoga.

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