Most people are only grateful when things go their way, and lose out on the powerful positive benefits of gratitude. By being grateful, you shift your energy, which shifts your thinking, actions and ultimately your results. Gratitude is a state of mind, not dependent on your external circumstances.
Advice from Masters: Quotes & Tips on Gratitude
Gratitude is not dependent on your external realities: Gratitude is not dependent on the magnitude of materiality, it is not dependent on what all you must have. Gratitude is simply a state of mind, an expression of the heart, a commitment to tolerance, a resolution to be happy, a feeling of peace, a sense of contentment, an emotion of fulfillment.Om Swami – Spiritual Monk, Author – If Truth Be Told / A Million Thoughts
Gratitude can transform your life: What can you do right now to begin to turn your life around? The very first thing is to start making a list of things to be grateful for. This shifts your energy and starts to shift your thinking. Whereas before this exercise you might be focusing on what you don’t have, your complaints, and your problems, you go in a different direction when you do this exercise.Rhonda Bryne – Author – The Secret / The Power / The Magic / Hero
Being grateful all the time isn’t easy. But it’s when you feel least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you: perspective. Gratitude can transform any situation. It alters your vibration, moving you from negative energy to positive. It’s the quickest, easiest, most powerful way to effect change in your life—this I know for sure.Oprah Winfrey – Author – What I Know for Sure / The Wisdom of Sundays
Recommended Books – Gratitude
Top Videos on the power of Gratitude
David Steindl-Rast on Gratitude & Happiness
David Steindl-Rast, a monk and scholar, discusses the linkage between gratitude and happiness in his TED talk.
Thank You – A motivational video on the importance of gratitude
A motivational video on the power of gratitude and how to say ‘Thank You’ for all that you have.
How & Why to start a gratitude journal
Learn how and why you should start a gratitude journal and why gratitude is a powerful tool to help you create a happier, healthier more vibrant life.
Other concepts on Affirmations, Dealing With Issues, Happiness
Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction is the belief that the universe creates and provides for you that which your thoughts are focused on. The Law of Attraction states our life is nothing but an outcome of what we have attracted to ourselves by our thoughts, and that to change our life we need to begin by changing our thoughts.
Paradox of Choice
Do more choices make us happier by helping us find the ‘perfect’ choice, or only leave us more confused. Understand why too many choices can lead to buyer paralysis and buyer remorse, and how when it comes to choices, less may in fact be more.
Everything, including ourselves, is energy. Being energy, we vibrate at a particular frequency, that is determined by our thoughts, feelings and emotions. This frequency attracts things (people, situations, results) that also operate at a similar frequency. By learning to control your energy, you can control what you attract to yourself.
Too many of us rely solely on doctors and medicines to solve our health issues, ignoring the many real and known problems of modern medicine (including the very real side-effects and a focus on symptoms vs the root cause). While medicines have their place, we should not ignore the tremendous value of alternate therapies – including the power of our minds, the proper diets, home remedies and traditional medications.