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Gratitude

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It’s a cold and rainy Sunday and I am thoroughly enjoying it!

Actually I really like when it’s raining and I love the sound of the rain on my window. Somehow it makes it more comfy inside

Anyway, I want to talk about gratitude.

As I am spending so much of my time reaching for a better life and for more things, I sometimes forget how far I have come already and just how much abundance I experience every day.

When I say abundance, I don’t just mean financial abundance, although for a long time I associated the word abundance only with having a lot of money but I have come to realise that there is more to it than that.

I don’t exactly know why, how or when we get conditioned to focus on what we don’t have instead of being thankful for what we have. There is nothing wrong with wanting more, in fact, it is good to keep reaching for a better life and more abundance of love, wealth, happiness and whatever else you want to add to that.

I did get to the point where I was focusing so much on what I wanted that I lost touch with all the good things in my life and where I guess I just took that for granted and not being grateful for what I already have. I think that the one thing I learned from reading “The Secret” (I haven’t actually seen the movie yet) was practising gratitude (when I remember to!!!)

There is so much to be grateful for, even if you haven’t realised any of your desires yet. My point is this; if you are able to read this, you are inside your home, you have electricity, running water, heating and of course access to the web! That in itself is something to be grateful for.

I don’t know where in the world you are located, but in the UK we have a lot of homeless people and looking out of the window, where it’s cold, dark and very wet, I am extremely grateful to be sitting in my flat, feeling warm, and have the ability to sit and write this.

In addition to that, I have a wonderful family and the most wonderful friends. I have a job that I enjoy (well! most of the time!). I am in good health and I don’t have to walk 3 miles to get water.

I still want a lot more and there is nothing wrong with that, but I think this is a reminder to myself to be grateful for all that I have and give thanks for all the good things in my life.

I will leave you with “A Note From The Universe”

Best wishes

J

A main “Criteria of Consciousness” for the human experience, is never having all you want. For as one dream comes true, another swiftly takes its place. Not having all you want is one of life’s constants.

And learning to be happy while not yet having all you want (which, as you can see, is constant), is the first “Criteria of Joy.” Nail it, and for the rest of your life people will be asking what it is about you.

Desire, is a beautiful thing.

Laughter

Am I the only one that at times just can’t seem to snap myself out of the feeling that nothing is working and the feeling that I sometimes get where I really cannot get myself to do anything? I guess I am not, but if I am then hey read no further!!

I used to get those feelings a lot in the past, where I would be extremely bored but couldn’t find a way out of it or find a way of changing that feeling.

I would sit for a whole day and complain about the stuff on telly (or the lack of!) but still, finding the energy and motivation to switch it off and do something that would change that state of mind was impossible for me! It seemed easier to just carry on complaining.

I am pleased to announce that the above example is a thing of the past! I still do get the feeling now and again, but luckily I have various ways of getting myself out of that state pretty quickly and the video below is a perfect example of how.

Keep Learning – Keep Writing – Keep Going

I have just spent the past 2 hours reading through one of my personal journals “Letters to a Friend”, and I did that for a couple of reasons, one being that, maybe I might just learn something from what I have written and also it gave me a real sense of how far I have come on my journey.

Not only does it show me how far I have come but more importantly I have realised that I keep getting closer to what I really want in life and what my passion is.
Best of all, it has proved to me how important it is for me to write stuff down, which I never did before for various reasons, but when I read my old journals I realise that in the beginning I was all over the place trying out so many different books/courses – you name it but at the same time not really trying them at all.

Now I spend more time on each approach/book/subject. I still tend to do more than just one at a time but not as much as I used to.

For the past week I have purely been working on the “Living on Love” books and even though I bought another book online on Friday (I will review it when I have finished it) I haven’t even unzipped the package yet which has tested my willpower a bit. It just didn’t feel right to divert my attention from “Living on Love
What was my point of this entry? Oh yes! Write stuff down in whatever format you feel comfortable with. Write a poem, write a song, write a journal/diary, record it or whatever way you can think of but do it because I promise you, not only will you learn from it, but you will have absolute proof that you are growing and moving in the right direction.
Write in whatever format works for you. The last journal I wrote, I decided to write as letters to a friend, who actually is a real friend and, who, to this day has no idea about it. I have changed the format for my new journal simply because it didn’t feel right for me to carry on in that format, so now it’s “Notes to the Universe”, which just feels right at this time.

The other thing is, and this is what stopped me from writing a journal before, that in my head I had created this rule that I had to write every single day about everything that happened during that day. I am not sure exactly when or how I got that linked up in my head, because it’s pure rubbish! There are no rules on how you choose to write or record your journal. You do it whenever you feel like it. I don’t always write every day, sometimes I can go weeks without writing, sometimes I write twice a day. It doesn’t matter! I write when I feel like writing and I write about whatever I feel like writing, it is not meant for anybody else to read, which means you can be 100% honest with yourself and you can write whatever you want regardless of what your friends, family or society in general may think. There is no right or wrong, there is only your thoughts.

Bless you all

J

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