I just want to follow up yesterday’s post and talk about the importance of gratitude. I know first hand how difficult it is to feel positive when your brain doesn’t allow it. I know that voice inside that says it’s helpful when all it’s doing is planting seeds of pain and doubt and lies about who we are. It tells us we aren’t worth anything, it tells us that the world would be better off without us. That voice is so loud sometimes and it seems to find all of the “evidence” it needs to corroborate every shitty thing we say or feel about ourselves.
Gratitude is that spark inside of us that won’t go out. It reminds us that there is a reason for everything. It connects us to the spiritual and universal truth that the mind lies and that we all have a purpose. Keeping in touch with that place that says, “Thank you for this,” gives us hope. And hope is such a cliché word at times. I mean, there is absolute devastation going on in the world every day and we sit here and hope for some thing or another while others hope to survive. But on some level that is the truth. That is the point of gratitude: there is always something to be grateful for.
I genuinely hope there comes a day where we don’t have to be grateful for simply surviving. I mean, hell that’s a step for now because if you can be grateful you’re alive then you can find a purpose. But I want people to really connect and level up. We are meant to enjoy this life. We’ve been given the ultimate gift in this universe: we have the ultimate playground. We can change and create and make whatever we want. I mean, we aren’t free from the consequences of that and there is always room for improvement, but we have every opportunity to make things what we want and we can make them good for everyone. We have a real chance to come together and create a good thing for everyone.