Gratitude Meditation: Thank You Life

Gratitude Meditation: Thank You Life

If we don't feel gratitude it is because we take things for granted

Gratitude Meditation mp3 (24min)

This meditation is part of the Self Mastery Audio Program When we no longer take life for granted we become grateful for everything that we have. Assuming that we are entitled to anything in life robs us of our awe at the opportunity to be grateful. I recall a friend of mine ( client ) calling up one day struggling with the notion of death. A friend of the family was in the final stages of cancer and was going to be passing on soon. She asked me, "Why Death?" We talked for sometime and after she had made some peace with the specific issues that were troubling her I asked her, "Why Life?" Why do we get to have this experience at all? We weren't promised any deal. We aren't owed this opportunity to create experiences. No one was under any obligation to deliver us any particular deal in this realm. And yet we are here. A wide open opportunity to wake up and do something completely different every day. Every day, every moment even, an opportunity to create something in our life. We might just use the gift of every day to recreate it like every other day. Or, one day, we might not. One day we might look at it a little differently and do something completely differently. What is so different for me these days than the days of old is a profound sense of gratitude for the simplest things in my life. Why have I been blessed with so many gifts and so many moments of opportunity to experience them? My logical mind has no idea. But I will not waste my opportunity today struggling with that question. There may not be many days left so I will savor the ones I have with gratitude. When you are aware that death is coming you no longer take life for granted. The following is not part of the gratitude meditation. It is something that I wrote at another time and has it's own message.

Thank you Life

Thank you for this breath Thank you for this inhale Thank you for this exhale Thank you for this Life

Thank you Heart Thank you for this pounding Thank you for this pulsing Thank you for this Love

Thank you feet Thank you for this walk Thank you for this run Thank you for the Dancing

Thank you Eyes Thank you for the Sunrise Thank you for the Sunset Thank you for all the Colors

Thank you Ears Thank you for The Music Thank you for the Rhythm And Thank you for the Stillness

Thank you Hands Thank you for the Caressing Thank you for the Clapping And Thank you for the Holding

Thank you Mouth Thank you for the nourishment Thank you for the Wine Thank you for the Kisses

Thank you Nose Thank you for the Flowers Thank you for the Pines Thank you for the Sniffles

Thank you Arms and Shoulders Thank you for the Carrying Thank you for the Burdening And Thank you for the Hugging

Thank you Voice Thank you for the Expression Thank you for the Word Thank you for the Gift of Creation

Thank you for this Day Thank you for the Light Thank you for the Stars Thank you for the Night

Thank you Self Thank you for the Laughter Thank you for the Play Thank you for You

Thank you for the Emotions Thank you for the Joys Thank you for the Tears and Sorrows Thank you for the Richness

Thank you for the Abundance that is. Thank you for the Abundance that is given. Thank you for the so many experiences and so many things Thank you for this Dance.

Thank you Life

Gary van Warmerdam

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