So where does one begin? How do we re-write our way of thinking, believing, living, and essentially being?
It must begin as the new day rises within us. Before we even open our eyes to become acutely aware of our surroundings, the position of our bodies, the space we are sharing with a companion,… we must take an internal accounting.
What are you grateful for,….. truly? Wait. Keep your eyes closed. Stay alert. Tell your kidneys to practice patience. Be grateful for your kidneys… if they are complaining of need to empty, that would indicate that they are working! Thank your kidneys! What else? How does the mattress feel underneath your slowly awakening backside? Comfy? Supportive? Be grateful for the warmth, support and comfort of your bed! Feeeeel it and mean it. What luxury to awaken fully relaxed, warm and serenely peaceful. Ahhhhh…. I can feel the warmth of the incoming rays sweetly slipping through the blinds. The day is filled with incoming sunshine and the promise of blue skies and warmth! I am grateful that the sunshine has pierced the clouds and is bathing the earth with light and golden magic!
Did you feel the shift? Isn’t an amazingly transformative thing to step into the waking recognition of what is already generously abundant in your life,… this moment!? Right now, I have a reason to feel luxuriant, healthy, nurtured,…. perhaps strong and beautiful!
By the time you hit the bathroom mirror you simply feel more radiant, strong, capable, supported…. you name it! Let the praise continue! Beat your chest and stir your body to vibrate and quicken its pulse and with every breath communicate your gratitude for each infinitesimal aspect of your being.
No one can do this part for you. ONLY you can establish your perception of yourself and all that you claim in your life. And only you can engage yourself the moment you wake and determine, mindfully, the life you choose to live.
Choose gratitude! Choose yourself!