Its really remarkable to me how much this challenge is really “challenging” me. I thought I was a grateful person, but every day I find myself searching for things to be grateful for. Its like a quest. I hope one day to be filled with gratitude and really understand on a deep level that I truly am surrounded in blessings.
Today I am grateful I had a day off. Yay! Free time to do as I desired. In the morning I spent hours making a video for our Art/Yoga Retreats. It was challenging, but fun at the same time. I will share the video soon.
In the afternoon I went on a hike for the first time this year. I am so grateful to be back in nature and be able to hike! There was a time, not too long ago, when I was limping and couldn’t walk. The cold stillness of winter is a great time for inner reflection. I pondered “gratitude” itself, and wondered if I was completely satisfied with everything in my life, would I lose my ambition? Does gratitude kill desire? As time passed and my feet marched on, I realized that there was a balance. We need the yin, receiving and gratitude; but we also need the yang, action and motivation.
I also decided that I want to live my live from a place of “Inspiration” rather than “motivation”. I think Inspiration comes from the Soul, and the Divine Intelligence working though us. Motivation comes from desire or moving away from something we don’t want. For many years I lived my life highly motivated and very productive, however I have yet to see the fruits of all my efforts. Perhaps, if I stay more in the
present moment, living from a place of gratitude and moving from a deep Truth Within, will I finally find the success I have been striving for?
I am always grateful for sunsets. Look at this beauty. There is a magic in sunsets, that I think inspire us all!