4 Ways to Access Unbounded Gratitude

If you begin your meditation practice with no other intent than to cultivate your feelings of gratitude, you will reap the benefits of a heart that gently opens to the blessings that already surround you. Replenishing our spirit with recognition and thankfulness for all of the small and typically unnoticed good things in our lives gradually builds our sense of quiet joy and contentment.

Deepak Chopra shares, “4 Ways to Access Unbounded Gratitude” in this article. Enjoy and thank you Deepak Chopra!

Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful way of nurturing inner resilience, joy and calm. Dr Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey are once again offering their free, 21-day online meditation experience called, “Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude”

The event starts March 25th, 2019. The daily guided meditations are approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length, and are a wonderful way to start…. or end… your day.

As the saying goes, “It is not happiness that creates gratitude. It is gratitude that creates happiness.”

 

Breathing Techniques for Relaxation and Peace

Conscious breathing is a highly underrated skill for many of us. However in the yogic traditions, the ancients have always seen the breath as the connection between the physical body and the spirit. Today, modern science has “come to the party” and research demonstrates that conscious breathing techniques can stimulate the Vagus nerve and invoke relaxation, healing and greater inner peace.

Here are some ancient breathing techniques shared by the Chopra Center that will assist you in developing a greater consciousness around your breath and cultivating a sense of relaxation.

Freedom to Change Comes From Acceptance First

Carl Rogers once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change.” A paradox indeed – and many of us fear that this kind of radical acceptance will de-motivate us from growing and evolving.

But it turns out to be just the opposite. When we can give ourselves love and tenderness for the light and the dark aspects of our nature, we provide fertile ground for positive change.