I haven’t been very on top of this blog, but I will be soon. I’m just getting caught up on life after a major unrelated project.
When we think of Thanksgiving, we may think of the dark elements of US history and also some of the positive aspects. More often than not, gratitude is a major theme.
Gratitude helps our meditations. It helps us to calm our minds and, therefore, to increase compassion. While chowing on mashed potatoes, turkey, pumpkin pie and green beans smothered with crunchy bread products, give thanks for everything you have.
Give thanks for each blessing one by one or as a whole.
This is a spiritual practice that ideally should be a normal activity year round. We can turn this into a focused daily prayer every day and experience some amazing results, including a calmer mind and easier meditation.
I’ll do my best to anchor this process today and to try to make gratitude a regular practice.
Ta ta for now.
Tom Von Deck is a meditation trainer, speaker and author of Oceanic Mind – The Deeper Meditation Training Course. Tom specializes in making meditation a much easier and more customized process for busy and non-busy people from all backgrounds and paths. He is the Mackdaddy of The Deeper Meditation Blog and DeeperMeditation.net.