Understanding Gratitude

Understanding gratitude and the role it plays is one of the easiest ways to change your life. Gratitude is a feeling. Actually it is one of the most common feelings we have when we receive blessings. In the article Writing Affirmations, I talk about pointing your affirmations toward a target feeling, the way you want to feel when your intention manifests. I would bet that among the joy, love and abundance you will feel when you reach your dreams, you will also feel grateful. Hence, our most common target feeling is gratitude, and the more we feel our target feelings the closer our reality moves toward our intentions. To say it again, because this is vital:

The more we feel our target feeling, gratitude, the closer our life moves toward our intentions.

This one concept will create miracles in your life.

Feeling grateful is the way to attract circumstances into your life that will perpetuate your feeling grateful. It is the Law of Attraction at work.

This is a wonderful realization because creating a feeling of gratitude is simple, much simpler than creating feelings of joy or abundance. When we try to feel abundant, for example, our minds typically come up with 1,001 reasons why we should not feel abundant. On the other hand, we can feel gratitude by observing our life as it is right now. You are purely feeling grateful for a current existing truth. It does not take visualizing a better future to feel gratitude. You do not have to convince yourself of something or change your beliefs to feel this way. It just takes a shift in perspective. Gratitude is a much more accessible feeling. When you focus on cultivating gratitude, your life will astound you.

Feel grateful today by starting a gratitude journal where you record all of the things that you are grateful for. You can begin by feeling grateful that you can breathe, that your heart beats without conscious effort, ect… Deliberately experience gratitude at least once each day to jumpstart your life.

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