ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Want to be happy? Be grateful."
From the Benedictine monk whose Ted Talk - watched by almost 6 million viewers - shared the secret to happiness, comes this short video meditation on the practice of living gratefully. Happiness, Br. David Steindl-Rast of A Network for Grateful Living teaches, is borne from gratitude. But how can we be grateful in the face of daily stress, suffering, sickness, nevermind drowning polar bears and the threat of nuclear holocaust?
The answer: though we can't be grateful for everything that happens, we can be grateful in every moment. That is, we can fine-tune our awareness - we can become present to this lived moment – for we have no guarantee of what comes next. And in the here and now, we can open up not only to the experiences that bring us joy and contentment, but also to the opportunities for action and change in the face of suffering and adversity. Gratefulness becomes the wellspring of not just happiness, but engagement in the world as well; and in this way, it nourishes pathways of growth and peace. Gratitude is good medicine.
So here, in our current moment of both great joy and great suffering, is a gift to the world. "A Grateful Day" is a 5-minute video reminding us to open up to this moment, with all of its possibility and opportunity. "You think this is just another day in your life. It's not just another day…"
Related Blog on Peace & Gratitude: http://gratefulness.org/blog/gift-world-gratitude-day/
A Network for Grateful Living is a global non-profit organization, dedicated to teaching the world about grateful living, an engaged mindfulness practice, as taught by the Benedictine monk, Br. David Steindl-Rast. Gratefulness.org
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