Thursday, May 18, 2017

Gratefulness: An Opportunity to Practice

You're receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.

DailyGood News That Inspires

May 18, 2017

a project of ServiceSpace

Gratefulness: An Opportunity to Practice

Gratefulness is that fullness of life for which we are all thirsting.

- Brother David Steindl-Rast -

Gratefulness: An Opportunity to Practice

Each moment as we go through our day, we are practicing habits of mind and being. Too often, we unconsciously end up practicing habits that are unhelpful for us. Resentment, fear and projection become habits that end up being hurtful, but with a change in perspective, gratefulness can be incorporated into our day as a practice. Br. David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk and teacher of grateful living, suggests that even in the trouble that life may bring, there are opportunities to practice gratefulness so as to open to life in profound ways. "Gratefulness, like mindfulness or yoga, is an awareness practice and a way of training, deepening, and directing our attention," says Kristi Nelson, who works with Br. David as executive director of gratefulness.org. Read on to learn a simple practice to use even when there are difficulties in life. { read more }

Be The Change

When you encounter difficulty in your day, breathe into the moment and try to find an opportunity to be grateful for some part of your experience.


COMMENT | RATE      Email   Twitter   FaceBook

  Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

The Disease of Being Busy

Can You Teach People to Have Empathy?

Dan Siegel: The Open Mind

Two Words That Can Change a Life

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

A Yuletide Gift of Kindness

Ten Ways to Set A Positive Tone For the New Year

10 Ways to Have A Better Conversation

The End of Solitude


DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers "good news" to 243,728 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.


Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring  //  KarmaTube  //  Conversations  //  Awakin  //  More

No comments:

Post a Comment