Mankind has always wondered about a dream-like existence that encloses a lot of extraordinary ready to be unleashed at every moment. Its quest takes different forms and, many times, it gives rise to the most amazing work of art, scientific discoveries, technological prowesses or daring out-of-this-world adventures. The uncommon always stirs attention allowing the mind to be thirsty for more outstanding moments.
While it is busy making the impossible true, it also must be reminded, at times, that the extraordinary exists everywhere and is closer than we tend to think at first. The mind, mostly busy to seek outside of itself, misses an entire universe of extraordinariness in the most simple, common and prosaic routines of its day. The challenge about it is to bring the mind into refocus; the beauty about it is to know that we can access the miraculous with nothing more than a here and a now.
Here is a list of 5 everyday routines that build a lifetime of gratitude.
1). Gratitude for your Life because you wake up everyday
It all begins with that step that most of us take for granted. Waking up. So insignificant for the mind whose preoccupation is systematically to plan what the rest of the day will be in order. Yet, without that first everyday “awakening” non of what follows will ever become known. Most of us must be confronted with the fragility of our life through our health to realize the blessing that waking up every day with a new world to conquer and a new way to unfold. Be grateful for the moment when your eyes open and meet the life you have co-created with the Universe. It may revolutionize the way you go on with your day and consequently open doors where there was only walls.
2). Gratitude for the Miraculous because of your breath
Imagine you without a breath… you would last couple of minutes and vanish. This is how essential your breath is to your day. So why is it that makes the most essential flow becomes the most overlooked and undervalued one? It is by design. Life has always found a way to hide in the most essential part of who you are as a way to experience itself through your consciousness. The greater your capacity to connect with your breath and the greater your ability to feel the blessing of Life moving through you.
3). Gratitude for Love because you smile
It nurtures our soul and feels our mind with wilderness. It is the most essential emotional flow for any being as it feeds the core as much as the surface of life itself. Feeling loved, being in Love and sharing Love represent the most amazing conscious experience of communication for humanity. It reminds us all that we are all one, all connected and all interdependent. The best and easiest way to be reminded of it is the unsuspected smile that rises from within for yourself and for another. A smile holds such a healing element that the blessing of sharing it builds the very foundation of inner-strength.
4). Gratitude for knowingness because you feel
Life moves through you like a river through the wild landscapes of far away virgin lands. Each time the river is felt, the landscape is being revealed to the eyes of the heart and ultimately the eyes of the mind. Your feelings are the most intimate part of yourself and the most amazing bridge between your own Truth and the world you experience. Feeling your sense of being-ness is the path of knowing your Truth and knowing yourself is the path to wisdom. The wisdom you gather through your journeys into yourself becomes part of the universal library in which the Sacred revers itself in the bliss of true knowingness. Feeling is the blessing of giving the Divine a path to know itself through experience.
5). Gratitude for imagination because you dream
Your mind is the most amazing manifestation machine of all. Its ability to envision, build, transform, do and un-do gives life the shape we experience. The simple subconscious blessing of dreaming gives you a path to enhance any space of your life. Your life is shaped around the dreams you are able to inspire, focus on and birth. From your power of dreaming you spark and pave the way to a life that becomes your reality. The realization that this blessing is at reach, within you, free and extremely significant to shape your entire existence is one of the little unnoticed blessing that ends up being the stepping stone to your happiness to come.