The Grammar of Gratitude

>> Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The spiritual practice of gratitude has been called a state of mind and a way of life. But we prefer to think of it as a grammar — an underlying structure that helps us construct and make sense out of our lives. The rules of this grammar cover all our activities. Its syntax reveals a system of relationships linking us to the divine and to every other part of the creation.

To learn the grammar of gratitude, practice saying "thank you" for happy and challenging experiences, for people, animals, things, art, memories, dreams. Count your blessings, and praise God. Utter blessings, and express your appreciation to everything and everyone you encounter. By blessing, we are blessed.


divakarma November 21, 2007 at 8:36 PM  

We had a Dr Haushka training today - and to every comment we made during the training, the rep sincerely stopped and said 'thank you'. It did affect me, I found it a bit 'foreign' or 'unusual', yet comforting and uplifting and validating somehow.


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