If someone were to ask me what I am grateful for 5 years ago, I was going to say nothing.
In the past I did not know what it is to be grateful for: I was always stressed, I felt hopeless, I was living with anxiety day in and day out, there was a lot of problems with family and I felt that there is no way out of my problems; this is the reason why I thought I had nothing to be grateful for
This has all changed since I have started to meditate, since I have started to meditate my perspective of life has all changed. I no longer feel the same way as I did before I have started meditation.
Meditation has changed how I think, it has changed my perspective of life and I see things differently now. I no longer see my self as a victim of circumstances.
We were not born with feelings of inferiority, anger, fear, anxiety and feeling worthless and many more unwanted emotions.
We were once happy, joyous and full of life at some point in time, we would play and run around the whole day full of energy and never seem to become tired but life seemed to have stolen all of that away as we grew older.
We have accumulated all these distressing emotions throughout our life without even knowing that we are doing so, it was all automatic. Our life experiences and the habits that we have adopted changed how we now feel about ourselves.
Meditation enabled me to be able to live a life that I have always longed for, a life that is free from all distressing emotions and constant worries about the future. This does not mean that I longer face problems, but I am able to face any challenge I come across with a clean mind, a mind that is free from worry, fear or anger: facing any challenge with a clean mind free of fear; the fear of failure, this greatly increases the odds of success.
At this point there is more to be grateful for
- I am grateful for the meditation method that enables me to find inner peace and know my purpose in life
- I am grateful to know that the life I live now is greatly determined by how I lived my life in the past, and if I don’t discard the way I lived and my habits I will relieve the past again and again
- I am grateful for life
- I am grateful for the air I breath, the food I eat and the relationships I have
Just like everyone else I still have goals i want to achieve. I wish for myself to achieve my goals as I wish for them. But most importantly I wish to have an accepting mind, accepting each and every person the way they are without wanting to change them in any way, I wish for my love of humanity to have no boundaries; restricted by race, gender color or ethnic group.
I’m grateful to know that I’ll surely achieve my wishes as I keep cleaning my negative thoughts and desires through the meditation. My life is full of hope. I’m truly grateful.