More Gratitude

More Gratitude

“Gratitude is indeed like a gearshift that can move our mental mechanism from obsession to peacefulness, from stuckness to creativity, from fear to love. The ability to relax and be mindfully present in the moment comes naturally when we are grateful. p 11 [Joan Borysenko tells of being worried about a failing marriage and a breast biopsy that day. Then, out of the blue, she was bitten on the fanny by a dog! and could see herself in the emergency room “simultaneously being injected with huge doses of tetanus toxoid and rabies vaccine” and she’d no doubt miss her biopsy and have to worry more! She was able to slip behind a rock and check the damage finding only “a large red welt, framed by the impression of a perfect set of canine teeth … [her] skin magically unbroken.” She says that suddenly “the entire scene seemed hilariously funny. The dog was transformed from a nasty cur to a Divine messenger. ‘Wake up, O silly human! Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. You are alive, and the world is beautiful. The mountains are alive, and the day is young. There are endless possibilities to experience and worlds to create.’”

Joan Borysenko, “Thank God for What Doesn’t Need Healing,” pp 7-12, from Gratitude: A Way of Life by Louise Hay & friends, Hay House, 1996.

Gratitude A Way Of Life by Louise Hay and Friends

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