How a simple practice of Gratitude can help us in our lives?
Our brains are hardwired for In-Gratitude. Neuro biologists call it Negativity bias of the brain. This served us well when things were rough and we had to be alert and ready.
Listen to our Podcast & Guided Meditation on Gratitude:
Mindfulness practice is defined as “Non-judgmental, moment to moment awareness”.
There are Seven Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as the “major pillars of mindfulness practice”.
There are two additional ones added & the eight one is Gratitude.
GRATITUDE: we take so much for granted like that we are Alive, our bodies are working, we are breathing, organs are working. Things that we have, people that we are surrounded by. Gratitude helps us look at what we have vs. what we are lacking. leads us to Contentment.
We have fears, we are often insecure and due to the way we are wired we look for what is wrong vs. what is right and what is working.
We can do something about this! We can train our brain and change our thoughts! How?
Take a deep breath, Allow yourself to Relax. Repeat the Affirmation saying following and allowing yourself to relax:
I am Grateful!
Apply the below technique as a way to change your mindset and program your mind to always know deeply that you are relaxed and grateful!
MEDITATION: Try below practice to cultivate Gratitude as part of your Mindfulness meditation:
- REFLECT: As you settle in a formal meditation or sit and find time to reflect, think of blessing in your life. Like having time today to do this practice, or a some thing you ate. From perhaps being in good health, from having some in your life now or in past.
See as you are doing this if can note your thoughts, feelings and sensations.
- RESPOND: At any time when thoughts come and if you feel getting lost, just come back to breathing. Try and bring a smile on your face, a feeling of relaxation and Gratitude.
From this state of relaxation and being Grateful, be present and ready to recognize what you have as a blessing and being content.
INTEGRATE: Any time you feel negative or worried, Breathe Relax & practice Deliberate Gratitude exercise: Acknowledge the day to day blessings in your life. Be thankful, try repeating the Affirmation that “I am Grateful”.
Pause and take time to recognize moments of Joy and small, simple yet amazing things around you.
AFFIRM IT if you agree, and REPEAT this affirmation daily, during the day that, “I am Grateful!”
Combine reading and applying Reflect and Respond practice with Mindfulness’s foundation of GRATITUDE and this quote:
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity
We all have limiting beliefs that prevent us from doing more than we think we can.
We all go through tough times in our lives and often due to things that have happened in past, feel we are not capable, worthy or we can’t.
We strongly believe that repeating an affirmation can change the way we think of our self and of others. And if that thought happens to be a positive one, then it can do wonders for those who read it and apply it.
Studies shows that Positive Affirmations are a powerful way to improve our mindset on a daily basis. How we start our mornings, sets our entire day. We must start our day with gratitude, love and care of each other.
We hope to help you rewrite your day into a positive one with a Daily Affirmation.
Post Author: Jas. Singh. I have often found myself searching for positive quotes for myself, for my daughters. I have made it my goal to publish daily posts with Positive, Inspiring quotes that are encouraging for us to learn from and apply into our daily lives.
I encourage you to not only read this quote but also to think and write does it mean to you, what and how you will apply it. If you are a leader or manager, inspire, motivate and share the positive quote with others.
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