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Come home again to awareness

When we are deluged by one problem after another, we focus only on the problems, again and again and again. We forget about the good stuff. Gratitude is far from our mind, and far from […]

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The state of grace

When we sink emotionally, we forget gratitude. Living in grace we receive the blessings of the Buddhas. Our virtuous actions of concern for others and not taking appearances to be real lead to this state […]

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Remember gratitude

We often forget gratitude. There is so much to be grateful for. The next breath is taken for granted. We forget how precious it is to be alive. Remember to be grateful for the next […]

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Waking up and being alive is very special

Every morning we wake up, and take for granted without thinking, that we are alive. Actually, there are far more causes for us not to be alive. Waking up and being alive is very special, […]

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Gratitude

The mark of a mature seasoned practitioner is being able to take everything onto the path. Everything. A dear friend just completed a lengthy course of treatment for advanced cancer. Throughout he remained calm, positive, […]

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Gratitude cuts deep

Gratitude cuts deep. Gratitude for even the next breath. Gratitude for the next step. Gratitude for the next bite. Gratitude for the next smile. Gratitude for the next thought. Gratitude for the next emotion. Even […]

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Gratitude extends far and wide

Gratitude extends far and wide. It touches the heart of many. It makes us feel alive and happy. Everything shines like glitter when we are in a state of grace. Problems do not touch us. […]

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Gratitude makes you feel better

When you are feeling down, gratitude makes you feel better. When you are feeling up, gratitude makes you feel even better. Gratitude makes everything shine and sparkle like glitter. It puts a whole new feeling […]

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Living in grace bathed in gratitude

Living in grace bathed in gratitude is good for the health. This is true for both our physical and our mental health. Gratitude reduces stress, anxiety, fear, and doubt. This helps our heart, brain, stomach […]

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Gratitude

Gratitude is the spice of life. It makes everything sparkle. It is like glitter on the inside. Not only do we feel good, but those around us also feel good. Gratitude connects us with others. […]