Santa Rosa Meditation Group

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Dwell in Gratitude

Gratitude comes when we let go. When we cease fighting what is, the glory of what can be emerges. Dwell in gratitude and your mind will be calm, your heart will open, and joy will overflow. "Thank you" is a powerful mantra.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

Our mind becomes calm when we stop trying to fight what is. There is a teaching from the east, in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It says, "Be content now and realize unshakable happiness." Contentment comes when we are grateful for what we have, for what we see, for what we hear, for what we experience. When we are content, we can see past unhappiness and grief. When we look around us, we can find many things to be grateful for.  A practice of gratitude will bring us that peace and contentment that we seek. It is a deep peace and joy that is unshakeable. Dwell in that place of gratitude.