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Exercise on Gratitude:How to begin the Path of Seeing

Updated on October 27, 2015

A question that could ask myself is the following:

"Is there anything today for which I can be grateful?".

Gratitude,a God-given gift

I often take into consideration , what would our life be without acquired facilities , peace and abundance.

Undoubtedly we all get to grips with difficult and insurmountable situations, unresolved problems, anxiety and stress ;principles that mostly take us often to an impass.

Life path looks like desert , a steep and full of pitfalls place.

Defense is reduced and we feel powerless facing up challenges of life.

However. ..

"The greatest weapon in this path of life is Gratitude ".

Gratitude is the impel of heart that reconnects us with Creator Who generously empowers all humans.

Gratitude for all magnificent gifts God pours in , such as life and abundance, unexpected opportunities to move forward, little or great success, dreams and aspirations, protection and guidance to overcome insurmountable obstacles.

Gratitude always implies a spiritual shift for it opens heart center, and generates a sense of completeness and unity with Heaven.

Making just one effort, we realize that by giving thanks to God we rejoin our hearts to Divine blessings.

We are truly opening up new ways of comprehension and perception . Life is no longer an obscure dream, but a unique, beneficial vision escorting us to the completion of our true purpose.

Esteem the opportunity to move one step ahead, letting go of negative thoughts that similarly end up to a negative result.

Gratitude leads to a gradual improvement and development, signs of which are immediate and amazing.

Copyright Katerina Kostaki

Visionary and author/ poetess

Academy of Inner Light

The Angels Planet, a short story by Katerina Kostaki
The Angels Planet, a short story by Katerina Kostaki | Source


This is an excerpt from the "The SEER'S Handbook" , written by Dennis Klocek.

The excerpt is relevant to the basic on practicing Gratitude as a fundamental issue for a student to overcome slight periods of depression and resolute his /her Inner Being of freedom that is hidden into resentment , so that let "True Human" emerge.

**I highly recommend this book as I have already practiced it on my ALCHEMY OF TRANSFORMATION studies

How to begin the Path of Seeing

"A question that could ask myself is the following:"Is there anything today for which I can be grateful?".

We should ask this without really expecting an answer .

If I think of something to be grateful for ,then the gratitude will eventually help me to overcome slight periods of depression.

If I cannot think of anything for,then just asking the question is steadying and cooling the mind.

This is the gratitude exercise.

After asking the question, spend a few minutes listening into the silence of timelessness as the question disappears in the silent darkness beyond.

Find a time when it will be easy to do the same things at the same time everyday.

Each day do a few repetitions of the thirty second concentration exercise and then ask the question and listen a little bit into the silence.

The whole thing should take about five to ten minutes total.But it is time well spent.

During the whole exercise period , no one except yourself is dictating how you should be using your time.

It is time spent in complete freedom, whether the exercise works or not.This is the great secret of training the mind -the the time spent doing any mental exercise, successful or not, is time spent in complete freedom.

This freedom is born out of an impulse in our own soul to take back control of our own mind.

The real benefit in this exercise is in remembering daily to ask the question and do the exercise .

The forces built up by making many repetitions of this exercise can someday be available to us when our inner peace is threatened by some circumstance that is out of our control .

This exercise can make us free not to have to react .With this freedom we become aware that we are aware.

Once this idea begins to take root in the soul, it is usually followed by a wish to search actively for our inner being.

No other person or memory or system of power can pollute this quality time we spend with ourselves in these exercises .

This is true even if the exercise we are trying to do it without actually doing it.

The exercise is working in us even if we only remember to do it without actually doing it.

The goal is to try anew each day to form an impusle to develop concentration, whether or not the exercise works or whether we missed it yesterday, or even whether or not we can actually ever do it.

This type of unattached acting makes us aware of our awareness.

After a month or so, a subtle mood comes over the time spent doing the exercise.When the mood develops we feels during the exercise as if we are having a talk with someone we trust.

This feeling does not come as a big revelation with light shows and voices speaking to us out of clouds;it is just a subtle feeling of being in a regular conversation with someone we know will never lie to us.

This feeling tells us that inner being who remembers how life was before things got out of control is beginning to talk to us once again.Some cultures call this approaching the guardian".

Cosmic Light, a poetry book by Katerina Kostaki
Cosmic Light, a poetry book by Katerina Kostaki | Source

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      I so completely agree --the greatest weapon in this path of life is gratitude. So very true. Beautifully done.

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      Katerina Kostaki 5 years ago from Athens,Greece

      @Sitabodang LM: Welcome Sitabodang, and thanks for commenting and for your agreement on how much grateful we all should be in order to make this world a better place

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      Sitabodang LM 5 years ago

      I agree with everything you said about Gratitude. Wonderful Lens

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      bigmedicine 5 years ago

      There is ALWAYS something to be grateful for, no matter how bad the circumstances look. Gratitude slowly becomes a part of your thoughts an defines you. Great information and support here, thank you.

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      Katerina Kostaki 5 years ago from Athens,Greece

      @dellgirl: Welcome Dellgirl, and thanks for commenting on Gratitude.Gratitude becomes a higher motivation, when practiced twice per day (morning and night) by heart .

      Love and Peace

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this information on the Exercise on Gratitude:How to begin the Path of Seeing, itâs very interesting.