These last few years have been hard for many of us.
Social isolation in COVID and the fallout afterward.
Inflation and personal budgetary concerns.
Cultural and political tensions, and wars around the world.
Not to mention the many deeply personal difficulties we all face in the natural course of our lives and relationships.
This is why we can be tempted to view gratitude as disingenuous. But gratitude is never really disingenuous, because life is always richer, and holds more good than we are able to witness at any moment in time.
Universally, we all tend to miss just how much good is in our lives. When things feel dark - look for the shining stars in your life, and as you build your practice you’ll notice that which once felt dark suddenly glimmers with brightness and hope.
THIS WEEK: What are some of the negative voices in your life that make it difficult for you to be grateful? Is it the news? A specific person? An inner voice? Consider how this voice is an unreliable narrator, and how life, your life, holds much more good than you currently imagine.
All the best,
Steve Lawson - Monk Manual Founder
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