Why I love gratitude so much
“This idea that there is a problem . . . that’s the wild hair in the ass of humanity.”— Adyashanti
If you’ve been hanging out at the party disguised as this blog, you already know my favorite practice in all the world is gratitude. I practice it non-stop. Or at least try to.
I notice that when I don’t, when I start to think something’s going wrong, that some person doesn’t love me enough or that I’m not worthy of this or that, my thoughts take a big dip towards darkness.
ACIM Lesson 90 (the last in the review for a while) lays it all out. The only problem I can ever have is forgetting to be grateful. The Course calls it a grievance.
Here at the community in Mexico, I’m learning to become more aware of little tiny grievances, those subtle messages that still run very quietly in the background. As I let each one go and return to gratitude, I’m getting closer and closer to that secret I always talk about.
You’ve heard me say it here or in my books: the biggest secret in the world is we all really love each other.
And I feel this more and more as each grievance is let go. Last night, when I was dancing on the roof with my beautiful friends at the community, looking out over the stunning Lake Chapala landscape, I was so in love, so happy, so who I really AM.
And that’s why I keep getting up every morning, making my intention for an extraordinarily epic day and counting my blessings. Grievances don’t stand a chance.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her new book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.