I have written about life being a great gift, a great adventure, that we hold the pen and we write our own book of life, that destiny is a not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice. To embrace every moment as if it is your last.
These are empowering statements to read, but do you merely understand them intellectually or do you embody these teachings?, do you realise them on a profound level with every ounce of your being? Maybe not, and i don’t claim to either, but we are all heading up the mountain path, the more we embrace this gift of life the more we come to understand our own true natures, the higher we climb, but really there is no mountain to climb, no path to be walked, you already ARE.
One of the greatest practices I’ve found in my own evolution to let you embrace the adventure of life, to raise your positive vibration, is the practice of gratitude. I believe that when we are feeling grateful, we are in turn feeling the energy and vibration of our true nature.
It doesn’t matter what you are feeling grateful about, it could be past- a beautiful moment shared with someone you love, or the beast of a training session you just did that kicked your ass. It could be present- the smile of a passing stranger, the energy and vitality coursing through your body. It could be future- feeling grateful and excited about that which has not yet come to pass ( Here’s a tip- if you are feeling grateful about something you wish to manifest, as if you already have it, then you are in the creative process and are working with the law of attraction)
The fact is you don’t need anything external to feel grateful for, you can feel grateful for every single breath, every moment. You can feel grateful for the warmth of the rising sun, the glow of the full moon, the feeling of the wind, the refreshing shower of the rain.
As an exercise, when you rise in the morning list all the things you are grateful for in your life, feel them, feel the gratitude, and watch pleasantly as your moment, your days, your life begins to feel more magical- remember the magic and wonder you felt in childhood?- its yours for the the taking! What we focus on grows.
One of my favourite quotes about being grateful for the gift of life is the inscription on Brandon Lee’s Grave-
“Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.”
For Brandon and Eliza Ever Joined in True Love’s
The Adventure awaits……
**This is a republished post from my old blog Brutal Training – Europe**