Humanity has always wondered about a dream-like existence encompassing many extraordinary things ready to be unleashed at any moment. His quest takes different forms and, time and time again, gives rise to the most amazing works of art, scientific discoveries, technological prowess, or extraordinary daring adventures. Unusual things always excite attention so the mind craves for more extraordinary moments.
While busy making the impossible come true, it should also be reminded sometimes that the extraordinary is everywhere and closer than we tend to think at first. The mind, which is mostly engaged in seeking outside itself, yearns for the entire extraordinary universe in the simplest, commonest, most mundane routine of its day. The challenge is to bring the mind back into focus; the beauty is knowing that we can access the magic simply by being in the here and now.
Here is a list of 5 daily routines that build a lifetime of gratitude.
1). Be grateful for your Life because you wake up every day
It all starts with a step that most of us take for granted. Get up. So unimportant to a mind whose preoccupation is systematically planning what to do for the rest of the day. Yet, without that first daily “awakening,” none of the following would have been known. Most of us have had to deal with the fragility of our lives through our health in order to realize the blessings that build each day with new worlds to conquer and new ways to open. Give thanks for the moment when your eyes open and meet the life you have created together with the Universe. It may revolutionize the way you go about your day and consequently open doors where there are only walls.
2). Thank you Magic for your breath
Imagine you are breathless… you will last a few minutes and disappear. This is how important your breath is to your day. So why is it that the most essential streams become the most neglected and belittled streams? It’s by design. Life always finds a way to hide in the most important part of you 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 blessings of Life flowing through you.
3). Gratitude for Love because you smile
It feeds our soul and feels our mind with the wilderness. It is the most essential emotional flow for any being because it nourishes the core as much as the surface of life itself. Feeling loved, falling in love and sharing Love represents the most amazing experience of conscious communication for humankind. It reminds us all that we are all one, all connected and all interdependent. The best and easiest way to be reminded is an unexpected smile that rises from within you and others. A smile has such a healing element that the blessings of sharing it build a foundation of inner strength.
4). Gratitude for knowledge as you feel
Life moves through you like a river through the wild landscapes of a distant virgin land. Every time the river is felt, the scene is revealed to the eyes of the heart and finally to the eyes of the mind. Your feelings are the most intimate part of who you are and the most amazing bridge between your own Truth and the world you experience. Feeling your presence is the path to knowing your Truth and knowing yourself is the path to wisdom. The wisdom you gather through your journey within yourself becomes part of the universal library in which the Holy turns itself in the bliss of true knowledge. Feeling is the blessing of giving the Divine a way to know itself through experience.
5). Thanks to the imagination because you dream
Your mind is the most amazing machine of manifestation of all. Its ability to imagine, construct, change, do, and cancel gives life the form we experience. The simple subconscious blessing of dreams gives you a way to improve every space in your life. Your life is shaped around a dream that you can inspire, focus on, and give birth to. From the power of your dreams, you spark and pave the way to your life come true. The realization that this blessing is reachable, within you, free and essential to shaping your entire being is one of those small, unconscious blessings that eventually become the stepping stones to your future happiness.