Being grateful is a major key to living a free and fulfilling life. It seems like a cliché, maybe because of the DJ Khaled reference, or because you heard this time and time again, “be grateful for what you have.”
I’m hoping by the end of this post you have a different idea of what that may mean.
Gratefulness equals freedom.
Every day we wake up, we shoot for a goal, we shoot for a vision, we want things we don’t have. We think when we get this, when we get that, that we’ll have happiness. When we get there, we’ll be successful. This is all just a front. It’s a facade. An illusion that society places on you to keep you in a state of lack.
What if in this moment you felt no lack? What if in this moment you had everything you needed?
Well that may make no sense to some of you. Maybe some of you don’t have enough to eat, don’t have enough money, don’t have a place to live. Those are all things one needs to live. However, what are you really asking for when you want those things? You’re asking for love. You’re asking for hope, healing, fulfillment. You just think they’ll come in outside forms.
In anyone’s life at any given time, you can find hope, healing, love, fulfillment, and peace. You just need to turn inwards.
When people say, “be grateful for what you have,” that’s a lie, and it’s just a form to manipulate your perception to create a fake happiness of what you possess.
You can’t ever find true happiness in possession. When I say, “be grateful for what you have,” I mean be grateful for YOU. Be grateful for your experiences, because that’s all you truly own. Be grateful that you’re a vessel in which light can enter this dark world. Be grateful that you’ve been handed the ultimate gift, which is life. And in this life, all we want is love. That’s all anyone ever tries to attain, and I’m here to tell you that you can achieve that simply by turning inside and being grateful for yourself.
I hoped by the end of this post you would have a different perception of “being grateful.”