Be Happy-Thankful And Grateful
Discover The Many Positive Reasons, Why You Should Practice The Act of Gratitude
There are many great reasons why you should make it a daily habit to practice being appreciative and grateful.
Because, according to research, being grateful for what you already have, can help to rewire your brain to feel happier and be more successful.
The research has revealed strong evidence that suggests; when people regularly focus on being appreciative and grateful, for all the good things that they already have in their life, no matter how big or small, those things are.
Because, it is not the material thing that you're being grateful that counts, it is the feeling that you're searching for, which really matters.
Which they may have been taking for granted or because they have been spending so much of their time; focusing on what they want, but they don't have, what is happening or what they have not got.
Or they're always thinking about the negative or the worse case scenario all the time, then they magnify, the negative and accept it as the only outcome or option available to them.
They have fallen into the negative patterns and victim and pessimism thinking traps.
However, you can start to change the way you feel and you can rewire your brain to feel more happier and optimistic, just by expressing your gratitude, for a few minutes, each day.
Because, being grateful has been proven to be an excellent way to help reduce mental stress, unhappiness and emotional overwhelm.
We all experience difficult times and we all have our own problems and challenges that we are trying to overcome.
Most of us have a roof over our head, food in the house, family, friends, warm water, heating, televisions, phones and much more.
Which is a lot more than, some people around the world, so even though you may want to better your life, there is always something to be thankful for.
The problem, when you focus on all the bad and the negative,is:
If you're not careful you can become a slave to the negative and a victim of your circumstances, rather than being the master of your life and destiny.
Today, I am grateful for
Gratitude means, being thankful for all the wonders of nature that are already available to you as well as being appreciative and counting your blessings.
Even if, you're being prevented from noticing the good or you feel as if you're currently missing out on all that is good them, because of the way, life has treated you or how you're currently feeling, at the moment.
This can mean, noticing simple pleasures, the little things as well as, acknowledging everything that you have and everything good that you recieve or you're about to receive.
The thing to be aware of is, to get to the good and to get what you want, you first need to change how you feel.
People often think they need to have material possessions or physical situations or conditions, that make them feel happy and grateful.
Because people are often stuck in a negatives mental and physical state, they struggle to find things to be grateful or thankful, often because they're not feeling it or they're coming from a victim mindset.
Therefore, it is not the thing that matters, because it is the positive and calm feelings that you're searching for, so it will work, with anything you feel thankful or grateful for.
All you have to do is; grab a piece of paper or say to yourself.
Five things, that you're grateful for each day. If you want, you can write it down on a piece of paper or chalkboard.
In the one column, write down.
"Today I am grateful for"
Then write down, the thing that you're grateful or thankful for, next to it.
What also makes us feel happy, is when we see that we are making positive progress, therefore it is a good idea to keep a journal, where you can write down any progress you make, or how well you have done, no matter how small.
Proof of the power of gratitude, appreciation and positive words
To demonstrate the power of positive words and gratitude. Dr Masaru Emoto published findings that revealed how human thought and words can have a direct effect on the molecules of water.
Dr Emoto and his team, subjected samples of water to numerous types of positive and negative stimuli.
Dr Emoto, conducted his experiment by applying positive and negative labels to samples of water containers, as well as addressing the water containers with verbal words and music, both positive and negative.
Such as words of love and hate and positive and negative statements, like.
They then froze the containers of water, to try and capture the structural formation of the ice crystals.
Using high speed, photography, Dr Emoto and his team, discovered, observable difference in the structure of the ice crystals formation.
The results of Dr emoto's experiments, were truly amazing.
When the water containers were subjected to the destructive words of hate and negative, the formation of the crystals was, a distorted mess.
However, when the water containers were subjected to positive words and words of love, the positive words, produced beautifully balanced and beautifully, formed, structured crystals.
This experiment, demonstrates how words and sounds, can energetically impact the structure of water.
Like everything else in the Universe, water is waveform energy and as the human body consists, largely of water, it is important to choose your words wisely, even when you're criticizing yourself in jest.
When you use negative words or think negative thoughts, you're giving all your power away to negative energy.
When you use positive words or you think positive thoughts or thoughts of gratitude, thanks and appreciation, you will empower yourself and you will change your energy.
We all have the choice, which energy we choose to feed.
The amazing photos on the right, are a part of Dr Emoto's water and ice crystals experiments.
They clearly show us, how our thoughts and words can have a massive impact, both positively and negatively on the energetic waveform field of our body.
Negative and positive words or thoughts, both create feelings, which have a direct influence on our physical reality, our wellness and the feelings of others.
One of the possible reasons why words can affect water, reality and how we feel, could be because, each word, sound and thought carries its very own, energetic frequency match, and everything at its chore state is a waveform, energetic frequency which has an impact on each and everything.
Gratitude opens the door to all that is good
You have heard the saying that like attracts like, when you express and feeling gratitude for something it will set the Universal wheels in motion to attract more of it.
It is the law of consciousness to attract towards us more of what we give out and expect and everything in the Universe at its heart is made up of energy and consciousness.
The idea of showing appreciation, is to let go of all resistance so you access that free flowing creative energy, where you will have access to information, idea's, opportunities and help, that you cannot access when you're in a negative state of resistance.
This means when you're grateful and thankful for something or you're showing your appreciation, then you will enter the state of allowing, when you love something, then that takes your energy and attracting powers up a notch higher.
Love is the most powerful of all emotions, without love they would be nothing and loving something is the quickest route to attracting what you deeply want and desire.
Gratitude leads to appreciation and appreciation leads to love and love leads to everything you desire, love is the magnet to all positive creation and it is the frequency that leads to peace and all things that are great and wonderful.
To attract more of those things you desire, all you have to do is to make it a habit to focus your consciousness on being grateful, thankful and offering more love for everything.
Although you should be grateful for all the big things you will also generate the same potent feelings for the small things in life, you should also be grateful for yourself and your life and you should show more love towards yourself.
When you practice appreciating the little and small things, then in time you will move towards attracting more of the bigger things, because if you want a better life and you want to manifest your desires you will need to generate and sustain that positive energy.
If you have not got a lot at the moment by showing gratitude towards the little things you will be setting the path for the future growth of the bigger and better things in life that is always on offer and available and no matter how bad your current situation is there is always room to grow and have more.
The emotion associated with appreciation will open the doorway to the life you desire, it will also allow you to leave the negative emotions and the bad experiences behind you. Other ways of expressing gratitude are when you say a statement starting with the words thank god for that or I am lucky.
Practice the act of gratitude
Learning to practice the act of gratitude on a daily basis, preferably last thing at night and first thing in the morning can change your state from feeling bad to feeling good.
Being thankful can free you from the stranglehold of your negative past by transforming you into the peaceful state of the here and now.
We have two layers of reality, our inner spiritual world which is private, variable and only accessible to us and our outer physical world which is fixed and observed by everybody.
Thinking is productive, creative and meaningful when it is positive, but when you go inside your mind to watch the negative stories you are telling yourself, then it won't be long before the negative emotions engulf you and break your soul.
Once you put your attention on yourself, you will experience negative and physical states such as fear, stress, anger or depression.
When you are in a negative state it will keep your focus of attention narrow, tunnel vision and turned inwards.
This will rob you of your creativity, because negative thinking is the minds blinkers, in these states you will only observe the world within yourself.
Focusing on your problems all the time will make you become blind and oblivious to all the natural beauty and wonders that surrounds you which often goes unnoticed in times of stress and negativity.
Sometimes it is better to think less and observe nature and mans natural creations more.
We are after all observers, we have been granted eyes to view our natural surroundings, yet far too often we follow the inner world of chaos created by our imagination.
When you spend so much time viewing this alternative inner scary world or you have illusions of pessimism which is taking place within your own mind, as you constantly try to analyze and wrestle with all your problems and concerns your body and your nervous system will correspondingly respond to your overactive imagination with negative matching feelings.
This inner world of ours is based on your past experiences and the insecurities you hold for the future, your mind can only work off what it knows so far.
Our past negative experiences and worries can dominate our focus of attention and how we feel.
Our imagination is like a dream, it does not always represent the truth and we respond to it emotionally, both in a good and bad way.
You know that you can be happy should you choose to be, but sometimes it can be hard to lift yourself out of a low or negative state, the stagnant negative energy that has descended on you can leave you feeling tired, suffocated and unmotivated.
Everybody desperately wants to shift to a positive, energized state of joy and inner calm but our mind can keep playing the same old record and story.
But you do have the power to change your inner dialogue so you can come out of that dark inner closet, like a Caterpillar transforming itself into a beautiful butterfly and suddenly becoming free of the confinements of being trapped in a cocoon to observe the beautiful world that was awaiting.
So do not allow your past or your distortive illusions of the future from preventing you from being the person you want to be and you can be today.
First of all, there are always going to be events and circumstances that happen in our life that we have no control of.
This leaves us with one other option which is to accept and let go of what has happened and then try and apply a new perspective and positive meaning to each event which will help you learn and grow from all your experiences.
What You Give Out Comes Back To You
The universe responds only to your thoughts and feelings it cannot pick and choose what's right or wrong for you. So this a double edged sword and when you're mostly feeling negative and focused on what you don't want then you will attract more of the things you don't want.
When your thoughts, attitude and your state changes, then what happens to you in your outside reality will begin to change with it.
One of the best ways to cancel out the feeling of lack is to practice the art of feeling gratitude. It is already well known that gratitude and the law of attraction go hand in hand.
Why it is so important to show appreciation and gratitude is because it will change your energy to a more positive vibration and it's the feeling that you're after.
Don't just use gratitude for the things you desire, also use it to be thankful for all the blessing you already have in your life both big and small.
To get those good feelings and joyous emotions show plenty of gratitude, be happy with what you have got then ask for more, if you can learn to be happy with having very little then you will have taken a big step in having a great life.
If you're feeling frustrated and you catch yourself, saying negative things like, " I do not appreciate", change it to, "I would really appreciate if", just get into the habit of flipping a negative into a positive.
Once you're happy with what you have already got the universe will reward you with more good things and opportunities.
Live each day as if it was your last, release your problems and negative emotions and observe the world around you, live every day, like a dragonfly who only has 24 hours to live, they have no time to fear, because there are too many more important things to do and see.
Make Gratitude A Positive Daily Habit
Make it a habit, to try and show gratitude and try and remain positive even at times when things appear to be going not so well in your life, this can be easier said than done.
We all experience our ups and downs, sometimes making changes can prove too challenging for some, but it is important not to spiral into a long term negative state when you feel everything is going against you, big success often lies right behind the point of giving up.
One of Bob Proctors most potent and powerful affirmations starts with the words.
"I am so happy and grateful now that" (state your desire).
You may ask? How can I be grateful for something that doesn't yet exist in your life yet.
You have to first state your intention before it can exist in your physical reality. The fact that you have set your intention to create it is the first stage of the manifesting process. The key here is the moment you have set your intention it now does exist in a consciousness none physical form.
This is how things work, it is the origin and starting point of all that creation, take a look around you everything that exist in our physical reality started off as an idea in the mind.
The act of gratitude is important because it can help to determines how good you feel at the moment, it creates feelings of positivity.
When you come from a state of lack your going to feel frustrated, unhappy and miserable.
To start to reverse the feelings of lack one thing you can do is to focus on and be grateful for what you do have or the good things that are coming your way, count your blessing and be thankful for what you do have and you will be rewarded with more of the good things.
Gratitude can help to raise your vibration and bring you into the right alignment to match you up with the things you have been wishing for.
We should all show a bit more thanks and appreciation now and again, there seems to be a lack of thanks in the world today.
Each morning or night, start to spend a few minutes and focus on everything in your life that you can be grateful for. Practice being grateful for what you already have.
Be thankful for all the good things that's on the way to you and be grateful as you wait and observe the universe lining up for you all your desires and wants, also be patient and believe with certainty that what you want is already on it's way to you.
The universe gives back more to those who show appreciation, the next time you have a problem or you find yourself struggling with something. Instead of struggling and becoming emotionally involved with your difficulty just calm down and ask your mind and the universe for help.
Tell yourself things like I would appreciate it if you would help me state what you want help with) or you could try, it would be really helpful and beneficial if (state what you want).
No matter what's going on in your outside experience, no matter what cards life is dealing you, no matter what emotional place you are at right now, dust yourself down apply a little gratitude to your life, bounce back and be grateful for all that is and all that can and will be, if you just let go and allow life to happen as it is meant to be.
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