Allow yourself to feel benefited from the gift of gratitude. Allow yourself to feel appreciation. This is Day 7 gratitude.
In this guided meditation on gratitude, Sean Fargo invites us to move into a deeper awareness of all that we have to be thankful for. While we might be aware on some level of all of the blessings that exist in our lives, how often do we take the time to reflect on and appreciate these things, people, and energies? This meditation is the opportunity to do just that.
Though a simple practice, the effects of gratitude are profound. Gratitude strengthens our relationships, improves our mood, reduces stress, and draws us deeply into the present moment. It helps to shift the lens through which we look at life, and the more that we practice this shift, the more natural it becomes.
In each moment of practice, gratitude increases our sense of peace and contentment with the present moment – exactly as it is – and helps us to find stillness beneath any tendency we may have to grasp at or pull away from something.
If you have arrived at a place in life where this has become second nature, you might consider taking your ability to witness gratitude a step further by sharing it.
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Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]