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Jan 19, 2024

“I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.”
― Habeeb Akande

Who has not wrestled with gratitude? It is such a common human experience countless songs and poems and plays have been written about it. When I think about gratitude I am reminded of The Beastie Boys early foray into Buddhist teachings in their music post Licensed to Ill. Gratitude and the absence of it are a cornerstone of self-help gurus and influencers alike.

If you only do THIS or THAT you will unlock your secret potential and riches shall follow. If you want to feel or do better you just have to to be grateful.

I would agree that if you can embrace gratitude you would discover healthier soil in which you might flourish. At the very least embracing gratitude can decrease the emotional cost of ding human business. That is the human business of being alive and in relationship with others.

Gratitude can awaken in us a well of energy that has always been and we have not been aware of. Gratitude is a deep ass breathe with which we might achieve the task we have struggled to achieve. Gratitude is an attitude.

How does one embrace or discover or practice gratitude?

There are many paths to gratitude. There is no single path for all. It is also not a direct or straight path. Gratitude is often a winding and dynamic path. So too is gratitude often revealed when all other options seem exhausted.

Gratitude might be found in the practice of daily affirmations, thought stopping, or sitting in ones shit to listen to what in & around you is speaking.

No matter gratitude is a practice. One must be or do in order to be grateful. What sort of possibilities would appear if you practiced gratitude?

There is only one way to find out…