Gratitude Practice- An Act of Rebellion
Do you feel it? The pressure to perform, conform, and consume? We’re driven by a perception of lack and a longing for more. Our friends vacation while we figure out how to replace cracked windshields. We see ads for gadgets on sub-par T.V.s. Families ride by on bikes as we ice our knees. We long for what we don’t have and can’t do. Our vision narrows and we focus on what others are doing. We compare, judge, and seethe. We feel sad. We feel shame.
The simple act of stopping to mindfully take in what’s left when all glory and materials are stripped away is a glaring act of rebellion. The practice of gratitude means waking up and understanding that some were not so fortunate. It means hugging those you love, knowing many arms are empty. The practice of gratitude helps us resist the lack trap our society draws us into, and allows us to find abundance in our imperfect, fully human lives.
Experiencing ordinary moments, seeking clarity, embracing vulnerability, and knowing we are, and have, enough- this is the good fight. Keep on.