Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Monday, November 19, 2012

That Time of Year


How wonderful that we, the people, give thought each autumn to the prosperity and bounty of our lives.  Thank = express gratitude.  Thanksgiving = the act of giving thanks…a celebration of divine goodness.

On the grand scale of emotions, gratitude comes in just a bit below appreciation. 

Appreciation is a notch beneath love (in frequency.) 

Love (however experienced) is the pathway to Joy, the highest emotion we experience in 3-D. 

Appreciation is kin to love, and gratitude kin to appreciation.  High energy thoughts, all.

The month of November is a season for appreciation, a time to recognize what is right in our lives rather than what is lacking.  It’s an occasion to focus on the bounty, thus making it more a part of our experience. 

It goes something like this:  Gratitude – I am thankful to be free of the lack of ____(fill in the blank.)  Gratitude still carries with it the concept of the lack. 

Appreciation – I appreciate all that is a part of my life.  I am a child (thought) of God and all is wonderful.  No lack or negative aspect embraced by appreciation. 

Love – I love myself and all that is.  I am a part of this magnificent universe.  Joy is my experience.

Thanksgiving is a moment on this emotional scale.  It’s an opportunity to shift focus, at least for a moment (and that’s often all it takes) to how much is good and wonderful.  Gratitude, appreciation, love, joy – not a bad menu for a thanksgiving feast!

AND...speaking of feast.  Sometimes Thanksgiving is the time for a helping hand.

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