There is a subject that’s come up in conversations several times recently. I thought it worth touching on again. That is the profound value of gratitude. Not in a fake sense of thanks or a concept of it. But a really felt recognition of how profound your life and gifts are.
This may not be very present for you now if you’re in a difficult period. If so, the sages prescribe meditation and charitable works. But if it is available to you, it can be very useful to remind yourself of something to be grateful for here and there in the day. This cultures an emotional space that makes it much easier for us to let go of old baggage and live at a higher tone.
And really – don’t take yourself too seriously. It’s simple. And fun.
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