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TGIF: Practicing Gratitude

TGIF: Practicing Gratitude

Gratitude
Gratitude is one of the most important things to practice. Here's a video from Brene Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IjSHUc7TXM "It's not joy that makes us grateful. It's gratitude that makes us joyful." Brene Brown is not speaking to the generic "attitude of gratitude" that we hear about. She is speaking of an actual gratitude practice. Like the ritual from Monday or a gratitude journal. I find gratefulness.org to be wonderful. Every day I get an email with a beautiful gratitude quote. They have a post with 30 ideas for practicing gratitude. Sociologists say it. Neuroscientists say it. It must be good for us!  Today, I am grateful for all of the readers who travel this journey with me. I have lit a virtual candle for all of you. You can see your candle here: http://www.g...
Cultivating Gratitude and Joy is the Way Home

Cultivating Gratitude and Joy is the Way Home

spiritual practice, Spirituality
I have been reading Brene Brown and she makes a lot of sense! Leading a life away from scarcity into abundance requires the careful cultivation of joy, gratitude, and mindfulness--all core values of the BeguineAgain.com community. She says, "When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes foreboding.” Being mindful allows us to stay in the moment, avoiding foreboding. Practicing gratitude allows us to stay in the positive. Practicing these together, leads to greater joy. A life of scarcity is not really what we imagine when we imagine having scarce resources. A life of scarcity is living as if you will not have enough money, food, and other resources regardless of the actuality. It leads to living a life of greed and wanting more. Enough never even enters the equation. What wou...