This was a song I loved as a younger woman, but I have to say I never heard it and really GOT it until a good decade later. She must have been way ahead of me. The lovely and profound lyrics are below the video.
As Brother David Steindl-Rast says, whether one is religious or secular, it’s hard to argue against gratefulness.
How much gratefulness we feel has little to do with whether life seems abundant or filled with hardship. On the contrary, it hinges on the degree to which we are prey to the delusion that we are self-made, or instead have discovered that life is a process in which we endlessly stumble into the unknown.
Let’s never forget what a wondrous planet we live on — a place where staggering beauty can suddenly sweep up from the horizon. … [click on title to read the rest]
I look at my cat and I see perfection…then I realize it’s a mirror of my own perfection and then that of all creation. Om Shanti Jezebel.
Gratitude is the sweetest of all the practices for daily life and the most easily cultivated, requiring the least sacrifice for what is gained in return. It is a very powerful form of mindfulness practice, particularly for those who have depressive or self-defeating feelings, and those with a reactive personality who habitually notice everything that’s […]
Yoga on the grass under a tree that’s easily 100 years old…looking into the blue sky…that’s heaven on earth. And after having a string of days of not being able to do much of anything again, I’m very grateful!
This goes out to my partner and husband Paul who has done more for me than most human beings will ever do for another.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and […]