Monday, July 25, 2011

Grounded in Gratitude

A few years ago I wrote an article called Finding Contentment about a gratitude practice I like to do. Today, I read an article by Frank Jude Boccio which talks about this and more. Here's a little excerpt:

On the surface, gratitude appears to arise from a sense that you're indebted to another person for taking care of you in some way, but looking deeper, you'll see that the feeling is actually a heightened awareness of your connection to everything else. Gratitude flows when you break out of the small, self-centered point of view—with its ferocious expectations and demands—and appreciate that through the labors and intentions and even the simple existence of an inconceivably large number of people, weather patterns, chemical reactions, and the like, you have been given the miracle of your life, with all the goodness in it today.

If this speaks to you and you want to read the rest of the article, visit Yoga Journal.