On Being Grateful

On Being GratefulWe all have the ability to feel sorry for ourselves. Sometimes it seems we have problem after problem, and think the world is against us.

But we can all take a step back and look at our situation compared to others, and be honest enough to see that there are other people in much worse circumstances.

In Buddhist terms, the effects in our lives are the product of the causes we make along our way, it’s called Karma. Whilst it is difficult sometimes, to reconcile ourselves with the fact that we have, in some way caused our own problems, it is important to remember that we are not being punished.

So when you have had enough of your troubles, and are ready to throw in the towel, just take time to look around and realise that there is always someone worse off somewhere.

Be grateful for what you have, and concentrate on making causes for the effects you need to improve the situation. To do anything else is to lack Courage and Wisdom and that doesn’t help anyone, least of all yourself.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Indrajit Rathore
    Aug 22, 2014 @ 11:55:33

    The ‘Secret’ series of the popular bestselling writer whose name i forget has come out with her latest – Magic
    Its about the magic of being grateful and saying thankyou to the universe for all its blessings – the techniques are clearly laid out and produce magical results in bringing more blessings for the things you say thanks for!!

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