Friday, September 4, 2015

It is Not Joy That Makes Us Grateful


As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than there is wrong…”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Everyone speaks of gratitude these days but very few have turned it into a practice. Those who have turned it into a practice, like the monk Brother David Steindl-Rast seem to be transformed by this one thing alone. He says, “the root of joy is gratefulness... It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” That is powerful (when we give it a try).

Here is an inspirational video from Brother David to enjoy…