Dear friend, I hope you are doing well.
I hope everything around you is vibrating at a positive note.
And please, let me take this opportunity to thank you for reading this, for being a subscriber on this simple blog, therichthoughts.com.
By the way, did you know that I first registered this domain because I wanted to use it to study the lives of the rich people? Oh yes, it was that time in life where I too wanted to know why some are super-rich while majority of people are poor. But as I studied the rich, I realised that, it’s all in our thoughts.
That, if we can see it in our minds, we can hold it in our hands.
But as you can tell, this blog has progressed to a number of different thoughts. Thoughts that are meant to vibrate more love, more joy, more confidence, more thoughts of success that in the end, add to any one’s self-improvement.
Today, I’m inspired to share with you some more thoughts on the subject of gratitude.
And before I go very far, let me ask you this: do you consider yourself to be a grateful person?
Well, I thought I was, until I delved deeper in to it that I realised that there’s work to be done.
You see, gratitude is power.
Gratitude does something amazing in our lives as deliberate creators.
You might remember one of my posts that was about walking away from all sorts of resistance. In that post, I received really good feedback from some of you. And basically the point of that post was simple, that most of the time, we attach ourselves to things that don’t matter at all.
And that’s what gratitude does to us.
It helps us release resistance of all sorts.
When we are broke, instead of thinking how things are going to get worse, the life of gratitude invites us to look at things differently.
It wants us to be thankful for everything that we have, everything that we receive, every experience that we come across. Because each one of them has money value. So instead of fretting over how things are, gratitude turns our heads to focus on what’s good, what’s of good report.
But there’s something else.
Gratitude introduces us to the right mindset.
Often times, you’d hear people who have no idea that we live in an abundant universe singing, competition, competition, competition.
The competitive mindset says,
- resources are not enough
- there is no enough money
- there is no enough love, happiness…
- there is no enough jobs
- there is no enough pie to go round
- that we have to fight for what’s there as once it’s gone, then that’s it
But by learning to practice and live the life of deep gratitude, we realise that after all, miracles still happen. And that there’s always enough pie to go round.
So instead of thinking that there is only a limited demand and supply of something, with gratitude we activate the abundance that has always been there from the universe, the universe that has never known or believed in demand and supply.
In fact, the universe desires you and I to have everything we want.
It’s friendly to our plans.
And by being grateful, we activate the law of attraction by attracting to us whatever we are grateful for.
When you see what others have, instead of going jealous, or even thinking that they got it somehow unfairly, we should be grateful for them and believe that if they can have it, we can have it as well.
But there’s more.
Gratitude calms us from within.
Because with gratitude we live in plenty, in no worry (hakuna matata…), in building momentum for every good thing rolling back to us in great measures, within us we tend to be calmer. We grow and live in true serenity.
And in the words of James Allen,
Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought.
As he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.
The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanour is strongly equable.
The strong calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm.
Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm.
That exquisite poise of character which we call serenity is the last lesson culture; it is the flowering of life, the fruitage of the soul.
It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold – yea, than even fine gold. How insignificant mere money-seeking looks in comparison with a serene life – a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of tempests, in the Eternal Calm!
Gratitude helps us see the future with a smile.
You see, the magic of gratitude is not so much of what we have had in the past. But it’s in assuring us that whatever is ahead of us, is going to be magnificent.
Yes, gratitude helps us be calm from within.
And it helps us build more positive thoughts about what’s around us.
But when there is something that seems like we have no control over.
Something that is in the hands of others.
Something that for some reason came from nowhere.
Gratitude is the answer.
And I’m not talking about some shallow hopes, I’m talking about firm positive expectation that no matter what life throw at us, no matter what might seem out of control to others, there’s always a better way for us.
Because we believe in the power of the universe.
Because we know that the universe has a thousand ways to give us the best experience – if that’s what we focus on.
Your future, dear friend, is in your hands.
Talk about it with certainty.
Talk about it as you want to see it.
And most of all, give thanks for everything as though all has happened exactly as you wanted.
I’ve done that countless times, and I’ve never been disappointed.
Some people around you might think you are crazy talking about what your future holds with conviction and a smile in your face. But no matter what they say, no matter what they suggest… please don’t buy into their beliefs and knowing.
You believe in the power of gratitude.
And you know it work wonders.
So plant those seeds of gratitude everyday.
Go deeper with your gratitude rituals.
Cry if you have to.
But remain certain that the life of gratitude is the life that is full of miracles.
You deserve more, and that more will be on its way to you the moment you invest and live the life of gratitude.
All the best.
And thank you.