Hyde’s research on the gifting process explains that gratitude is the labor undertaken by the soul to effect the transformation after a gift is received.
Meaning, when lady fortune comes to us with both hands full, and we stand in the stream where surplus wealth flows toward need, we close our eyes, breathe it in and give thanks.
This peaceful feeling of thankful agreement with existence is how we sustain our spiritual momentum. Once we initiate the current of gratitude, it is only amplified over time.
And the liberating part is, it doesn’t actually matter what or whom we offer our thanks to. The sacred act of personifying something to point our gratitude towards is a deeply useful experience.
Especially during times of great pain and hopelessness. Locating and expressing our gratitude is one of the few surefire tools to cope with life’s difficult, stressful and negative experiences.
Ask any shrink in the world, the practice of gratitude is not only an effective clinical intervention for anxiety and depression, but it helps take our suffering in stride so we can gain a healthy dose of perspective.
Does this sound hokey, cheesy and mushy to you?
It certainly is. And that’s okay.
Because when life beats us to our knees and we have exhausted every other option, we have to take our hope wherever we can get it.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What if you your lack of gratitude was a sign that you have forgotten how far you’ve come?
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