Many of you may have read the book or watched the movie The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (if not then I will highly recommend that you do that now. You can buy the book on Amazon or watch the movie in YouTube) You may even have read her other book The Magic (another one I will recommend very strongly). The third book that I believe is a must read for everyone is Zero Limits by Dr. Joe Vitale. It talks about a Hawaian practice called Ho'oponopono (more about that in another post as it has been a life changing experience for me)
But today's post is not a book review. All these books have varied techniques and methods, each of which can be life changing for you. But I believe; that in the core; all of these have one thing in common. That is GRATITUDE. If you don't read anything and just practice Gratitude in your day to day life, you will see a significant shift in the positive direction. I have applied these principles in my life and have seen magic happen. So you can believe me when I say it works. Now the next question that comes is How to practice gratitude. On the surface, it looks simple enough, but when it comes to our real life most of us always feel that we don't have enough to be grateful for. But is it really so? Are you sleeping on a full stomach? If yes then be grateful. Do you have a bed to sleep on and a roof over your head? If yes then be grateful. Think of those thousands of migrant workers you may have seen on your TV screens just a couple of days back and compare your condition with theirs and think if you have enough to be grateful for. Is everyone in your family safe and healthy? If yes then be grateful as currently there are close to million individuals in the world who have been infected with Corona. I know these are gloomy times with grim realities. But even when normalcy returns, we will always have something or other to be grateful for. A steady job, a lovely meal, a smile from the loved ones, the sound of laughter of children, a beautiful sunrise... the list goes on if you only know where to look at.
Try starting your day by noting down things for which you are grateful for. Jot them down in a diary, on your computer or any website or app. Recently I have started using https://gratefulness.org/ which is Free and have many tools including a secret Gratitude Journal and I am loving it. But in reality the tool does not matter. Whatever works for you is fine. Start with minimum three entries and try to be as detailed as you can. Focus on depth rather than breadth (a few good ones with heart in it rather than 20 entries just going through the motion) But at the same time, don't let it this be an excuse for not writing down anything. Even a homeless person who is hungry for three days will find three reasons to be grateful for; if he thinks hard enough. try this for next 30 days and experience the magic that will bring to your life. Share your experiences and let us know if it worked for you too.
Stay Safe, Stay Positive.