Sunday, October 4, 2020

Routes to Express Gratitude

 


What are the routes to express GRATITUDE?

This article is in continuation to the series of  TOPIC GRATITUDE and first article : “The Game of GRATITUDE”                                                             [ https://www.dreamfulllife.com/2020/09/the-game-of-gratitude.html ] in which I wrote about gratitude and its meaning, in this article I shall write about what are the routes to express GRATITUDE?

There are universal routes to expressing gratitude. If you ask someone for helping you carry your luggage to the car, that’s just not an acceptable token of gratitude. However, if you gave them a “THANK YOU” and a smile, or perhaps even pushed you luck with a nice big hug, that would do wonders and you would be showing gratitude.

There are few routes in which you can learn to express gratitude. Anything that has to do with change takes time, I think you will agree here? In fact if you want to create a new habit, you need to repeat the particular action regularly without failure for at least 3 month in order to have it stick, at least that’s what the behavioral experts seem to think. If you want to improve your gracious nature, you need to practice.

Same way if you want to kick – start your gratitude attitude, why not start with making a list, a list of gratitude? This is simple tool to train your mind to recognize the things in life you are grateful for, things that you might not acknowledge so much in your everyday life and best bet is to dive right in and write down a hundred things you are grateful for. Don’t think about what you are writing, just do it. Whatever pops into your mind with the thought, focal point “GRATEFUL”, write it down before it slips away.

The purpose to this practice is to help you to appreciate and be grateful for the things you have in your life, and not just materialistic items. This is a whole lot more than that. Things like your sister’s caring nature, even though she black mails you from time to time, or how about your boss, because if you didn’t have him /her, you wouldn’t have job you love right now, earning you’re living and getting return of your studies. The point here is, that with an open mind and appreciation for “everything” you have, by actually writing a list to remind yourself of these things, your world is only going to get richer and broader.

Follow practice of “PERSONAL JOURNAL”

This is great habit to get into, writing a journal for gratification. Just write thoughts each day that you are appreciative of, things you want to recognize and not take for granted. Too many things in life seem to pass us by where we don’t take or rather take the time to show gratification.

All you need for this is a notebook and a pen or a pencil. Make a habit of writing in it before you go to bed each night, or you can even write few thoughts here and there throughout your day. Just having you book with you will subliminally remind you to be gracious. It will put the thought in the back of your mind and make you a better, more loving, and giving person because of it. Trust me.

Follow the practice of GIVING BACK

We all have so much to be grateful for. It doesn’t matter who you are, no matter what, there are always those less fortunate than ourselves. In a strange way, this can help you to show gratitude for what you do have. Giving back to a special cause near and dear to your heart, is a fantastic way to show you are grateful for what you have.

Maybe you are grateful for having a dry and warm place to live, so you can volunteer a few hours to help out at the local homeless shelter. Or perhaps you are thankful you have warm clothing. You can inspire yourself to clean your closets, take down the not needed cloths give them to less fortunate, so that they can also have warm clothing to wear in cold weather. Giving away just feels right and give satisfaction deep inside that will remind you of all that you have to show gratitude for.

Express gratitude through PRAYERS

One don’t have to be religious to pray, anyone can do it. But many who do believe in some sort of “GOD”, or eternal power or being of sorts, find that showing gratitude through prayer warms your insides. There is no right or wrong way of doing prayer, GOD only understand emotions. All you have to do is close your eyes take some deep breaths feel connected with the supreme power GOD, say what you feel at that time. We thank god for sunny days in winters and cloudy days in summers, few of us thank for full marks in exams and few others thank for just getting through the exams. Words are same may be order is different. Prayer is game of emotions and expressions.

These are few routes though which we can express our gratitude to others and appreciate for what we have. It’s time to count blessings in life and leave worries in other room, list of expressing gratitude will be much longer than the list of being unsatisfied with.

Love and peace from the author

Thank you all readers.   


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Game of GRATITUDE

 


Gratitude should be the ATTITUDE

It really isn’t that hard to show someone that you appreciate them, right? May be because they helped you with groceries, or they must have actually stopped to help you when your car broke down or you were struggling to cross busy road.

Is it really that hard to say THANK YOU? It only takes millisecond to acknowledge and show respect and ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE. Saying thank you is not about appreciating someone for their helping hands but it shows gratitude.

Let’s talk on something. How do you personally feel when you show gratitude for something? When you volunteer your time to read stories to children that are sick and stuck, don’t you feel good afterwards, don’t you feel proud and happy deep inside, don’t to experience satisfaction inside. When you put smile on someone’s face because you thanked them for something they did for you, don’t you get smiles back?

Showing gratitude isn’t just a matter of manners, showing that you really are raised on a farm, that sows ‘right’ and reaps ‘right’. It’s a matter of respect. By not showing gratitude in everyday life, you are showing the world that you don’t respect it or anyone in it.

Negativity manifests if gratitude isn’t shown. Society looks down on people that are disrespectful of it and don’t practice it, and rightly so I would think. Gratitude means a whole lot more than just showing someone you have manners and respect. The meaning goes way deeper, into your psychological health and well being.

Simple rule of this universe is positivity creates productivity, advancement, fulfillment, determination, and the desire to “do the right thing.” It’s the positive mindset that sets you up for success. It helps you make it through the tough times and appreciate the great ones much more. With positivity comes hope and happiness, a desire to be bigger and better than you ever imagined on all levels; mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. To make a habit of showing gratitude, and believing it does make a difference. It makes difference for both you and the recipient.

Lets understand what gratitude is in definitive words, “Gratitude is believed to have derived from European roots, and is simple state of thankfulness and being grateful. Pretty simple right?

Let’s understand it little deeper and uncover more of what this word truly means. Let’s open our minds just a little bit more, and better ourselves in the process. It’s important you understand that gratitude is far too important to be used to for materialistic purposes. This should help you feel better or perhaps to give yourself  permission to not feel guilty for having material possessions that may be a little extreme, particularly when there are dying children in the world that don’t have a clean and safe place to live, fresh drinking water, or enough food for their belly.

Now this isn’t trying to make you feel guilty or bad for what you do have in life. It’s just to point out the fact that gratitude is not about material possessions. And gratitude isn’t automatically associated with the big man upstairs.

Gratitude has no boundaries; it doesn’t judge people on any level. Gratitude can be practiced regardless of your domination, your beliefs, customs and traditions. Now this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show gratitude for your beliefs, religious or not, but these two things are mutually exclusive, not collectively exhaustive.

Gratitude isn’t extreme positivity

This doesn’t mean that gratitude isn’t positive and can’t be used to support positive thought. But is more about looking at the “big picture.” Life is full of positive and negative in between. By acknowledging your sadness, heartache, worries and fears with gratitude, you can flip on your positive switch and appreciate the good that you have.

Gratitude isn’t final

We set our goals in life and work hard to hit them. Then what? Well, we celebrate our victory; the hard work, perseverance and dedication we had paid off and now it’s time to give thanks.

Gratitude is so much more than being thankful or giving thanks, it’s about stepping outside of this “one- track” thought process and looking at how you reached your goal. Opening your mind to those, who helped you? Because for certain you couldn’t have done it alone right?

 

Gratitude is just one of those words that are only intimidating if you look beneath the surface, digging deeper to find the true or maybe “broader” meaning. With this basic understanding, let’s move on with our exploration.

Now let’s take some time out and express our gratitude to all those who must have helped us in this journey even if someone offered you glass of water or even have passed you smile while walking when you were lot in your thoughts and worries.

Love, peace and THANK YOU.


Monday, September 7, 2020

Spiritual Healing

 

Spiritual Healing

What is spiritual healing?

“You have to grow from inside out. Non can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

With the advancement in medical practices, traditional medicine face continues to change. With standard medical practices, many people are discovering that there can be distinct health benefits in spiritual healing practices. But what is spiritual healing? And how it can help us to take a most holistic approach to overall health care and well – being?

Spiritual healing is by definition, the healing of non physical means to treat illness. Sometimes referred to as “faith healing,” spiritual is a treatment considered to be, classified as “alternative” or “non-traditional.” Roots of spiritual healing goes back to centuries, and some form of this treatment have been shown to exist is almost every culture known to history.

It is said that everything that exist is, is in form of energy, spiritual healing is a type of energy from one person, the “healer,” to another. Practitioners claim that this energy can help to heal or alleviate physical, mental and spiritual aliments. The healer, is generally thought to be medium for the healing power that is coming from a higher power. Other forms of spiritual healing includes prayers and meditation healing, in which there is no healer involved, but the energy comes directly to the person asking for healing. Breathing consciously, that is, intake and exhale of air is form of meditation and provides immense energy and benefits, to the one who practices it. (If you want to know more about what this mediation is and how it is done plz. follow the link given, breathing meditation is the simplest form of mediation yet very powerful plz click here:  https://www.dreamfulllife.com/2019/09/power-of-breathing.html )

Lets continue with what makes spiritual healing so unique from modern medicine, it is that spiritual healing addresses not only body ailments, but also heals the mind and spirit as well, treating all these three human phenomenon as one cohesive unit. In fact, spiritual healing is based on premise that no one can be truly healed and be healthy, unless their mind, body and psyche are indeed operating in one sympathetic unit. One must address the mental and spiritual symptoms, before alleviating physical symptoms of illness or injury. Curing one without addressing the other will be futile and counter- productive, according to healers.

Many people claim that spiritual healing is a “New Age” phenomenon, but in reality that is not so. Most organized religious invoke some aspects of spiritual healing, though prayer, meditation or special intensions, and praying for the sick is a widely recognized and respected tradition.

There are many methods of spiritual healing. Some use a laying –on of hands to transfer healing energy; others anoint the sick with special oil; for others, special crystals seem to be the conduit through which healing occurs. There are as many methods as there are religious and spiritual interpretations, with ultimate goal of bringing healing and wellness in mind, spirit and body.

Spiritual healing takes many forms, including a self healing regime that has been used in many religions for centuries. And it is becoming increasingly popular outside of organized religion, too. In addition to prayer, people are turning to meditation, journaling and other introspection to connect with higher spiritual power. This connection enables healers to absorb the healing power, become aware of things they can do to help improve their own conditions, and ultimately take charge of their well being.

I conclude, my article saying, in addition to religious healing, there are several other recognized types of healing like Reiki, healing tough, and a range of other healing programs.

Thanks all readers

Love and Peace.    

Routes to Express Gratitude

  What are the routes to express GRATITUDE? This article is in continuation to the series of   TOPIC GRATITUDE and first article : “The Ga...