Grateful for Wisdom
I am grateful to have this opportunity to write and share every day. But after writing for 371 straight days, I had some unexpected events take place today. And so, I am grateful to share with you this beautiful wisdom from Mark Nepo‘s The Book of Awakening.
“The goal of all experience is to remove whatever might keep us from being whole. The things we learn through love and pain reduce our walls and bring our inner and outer life together. And all the while the friction of being alive erodes whatever impediments remain.
But the simplest and deepest way to make who we are at one with the world is through the kinship of gratitude. Nothing brings the worlds of spirit and earth together more quickly.
To be grateful means giving thanks for more than just the things we want, but also for the things that surmount our pride and stubbornness. Sometimes the things I’ve wanted and worked for, if I actually received them, would have crushed me.
Sometimes just giving thanks for the mystery of it all brings everything and everyone closer, the way suction pulls streams of water together. So take a chance and openly give thanks, even if you’re not sure what for, and feel the plenitude of all that is living brush up against your heart.”
Focusing on the energy of gratitude helps us be in harmony. Gratitude, acceptance, and unconditional love are the seeds for transformation. We are the ones who can make changes to what is unacceptable or painful through gratitude.
It is not about waiting for someone else to change. It is about making personal changes and being amazed that life flows with ease and grace when we allow ourselves to live our truth.
In gratitude, all is possible.