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Develop Gratitude

Develop Gratitude

Gregg Braden calls gratitude “the lost mode of prayer.” In many ancient and recent spiritual texts gratitude is considered to be one of the most powerful modes of prayer. It certainly helps to bring us back into the heart space.

Gratitude has been shown to be an effective antidote to fear, insecurity, anger, and disconnection. Find out the simple steps to developing your own gratitude practice, here:

At the end of every day, make a list of all of the things for which you are grateful: include ongoing items such as family, health, abundance, and divine love, as well as events that happened that day.

If you have trouble finding something for which to be grateful, remember that the gratitude does not need to be about something large or profound or personal; it just needs to be sincere.

Some days the most profound gratitude might be for a sunset, or the taste of dark chocolate on your tongue. Many sources also tell us that it is important to be grateful for things that seem not to have happened yet. The attitude of trusting that they are about to happen has powerful impact upon us and the universe that supports us.

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Adapted from Healing Without Fear, by Laurel Ann Reinhardt (Inner Traditions, 2002). Copyright (c) 2002 by Laurel Ann Reinhardt. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Healing Without Fear, by Laurel Ann Reinhardt (Inner Traditions, 2002).

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2:36AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

It needs to be nurtured

4:22PM PST on Feb 10, 2013

good tips

7:39AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Lovely!

9:01PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

good reminder

10:56AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

I see a black pair of hands there, that's not gratitude that's steeling.

10:36AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

I especially like your thought about being grateful for things that haven't happened yet and the 'attitude of trusting' being very powerful. Very touching article--- thank you.

1:09AM PST on Feb 24, 2012

grateful for article, thank you for sharing!

4:30PM PST on Feb 7, 2012

Thank you.

1:35AM PST on Jan 11, 2012

Thanks for this article.

6:31PM PST on Dec 17, 2011

thanks for the reminder of pollyanna's glad game...

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