The Thankful Cosmopolis:

Musings On Gratitude

“We have so many things to be grateful for, if only we took a moment to appreciate them.” – Sai Pradeep

Existence is fraught with a never ending series of challenges that seek to test your resolve. The idea is to always overcome these obstacles, obtaining increasingly more resiliency in the process. This allows you to gain an ever increasing measure of prosperity and competency as you navigate the difficulties of your life. However, always be careful not to get so engrossed in the concept of the journey ahead that you lose sight of the path beneath your feet.

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens.” – Tony Deliso

As you tread your path through life, always allow yourself the time to slowdown, to breath and examine what you already have, what you’re already grateful for. Gratitude is the key to a sustained sense of contentment, as it increases your awareness of everything that’s favorable in a world filled with impediments. Never forget that the journey you’re on is in fact life itself, as there is no final destination in this world beyond the inevitable expiry of your physical form.

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Anthony Robbins

By regularly focusing your mind on the things you’re grateful for, it allows for the cultivation of a lasting perspective on life that is far more abundant in positivity. Your level of day to day contentment will rise, as you’ve actually shaped your reality for the better by focusing on everything that’s right in your world, rather than fixating on what’s wrong. Of course, this doesn’t mean you will be entirely free from the concerns of life. Instead, it means that you have shifted the balance of what you observe as positive or negative in your reality, becoming healthier, happier and more productive as a result.

“Miracles only for those who want to try and be grateful.” – Aditia Rinaldi

When you learn to be truly and consistently grateful for every person, place or thing around you, it creates a sense of clarity and wellbeing that allows you to more adeptly navigate all of the obstacles in your path. Even experiences that at first seemed to impart harm, upon closer examination, may lead you to the realization that you have gained some knowledge or skill you’d never have obtained if it were not for the challenge you were forced to overcome. It isn’t gratitude that creates miracles, but rather, it is the ability to be grateful that allows one to see the miracles that surround us all.