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.
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).