Spiritual teachers Ron and Mary Hulnick have incredible wisdom to share. They often say: How you relate to the issue, is the issue. Another way to think of it is how you relate to life is your life. Do you think of yourself as a victim of circumstance? Then you are. Do you think you have creative options to create the life you want? Then you do. Our lens or perception determines how we see things and therefore the experience of our lives. Lead with Love presenter Marianne Williamson says, “a miracle is a shift of perception.” One of the best ways to shift perception and see things in a different light is by practicing gratitude. What you focus on grows: focus on what you’re grateful for, what lights you up, the things that are working vs. what isn’t and you’ll find a lot more of that in your life.
Gratitude practices such as keeping a gratitude journal is scientifically proven to improve health!
“It seems that a more grateful heart is indeed a more healthy heart, and that gratitude journaling is an easy way to support cardiac health,” Paul J Mills, professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego.
Starting a gratitude practice is easy. Simply commit to spending a few minutes in the morning and evening writing down five things that you are grateful for. With this practice, you will naturally start to look for, and pay attention to, things you are grateful for. You can do the same kind of practice for things that bring you joy, or make you laugh or anything that you want to bring more fully into your life.
What are 5 things you are grateful for?
I am grateful for...