Gratefulness brings a great fullness to life. The choice to adopt and hold a moment-by-moment attitude of gratitude is the choice that differentiates those who suffer the slings and arrows of misfortune and those who are blessed with a joyous and abundant life.

Yes, that is correct. It is not the actual events and circumstances that occur during one's journey through life that determine whether or not a person is happy and prosperous; it is the conscious and willful choice to be grateful for all the bounty that life has to offer AND to be grateful for the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the experience of life, which enables and empowers any individual, regardless of circumstance, to have a fulfilling life.

Like everything else on the path to mastery, gratitude is a choice. You can choose to wait for some meaningfully pleasant situation to arise and then feel gratitude in response, or you can choose to be grateful at all times, in all circumstances, and watch as the world conspires to assist you in your path.

If you are grateful for what you already have, the world will conspire to give you more to be grateful for. If you are resentful of what you already have, the world will conspire to give you more to resent.

Moreover, the true master learns to be grateful, in advance, for the things that are idealized and desired. Why? Because, being grateful in advance for some attainment or accomplishment does two very important things: one?it tricks your subconscious into believing that the goal is certain and two?it convinces other people, with whom you must interact to achieve your desires, that you know what you are about, that you are a winner, not a whiner.

When your subconscious is convinced that the goal is certain, it will provide the ways and means of fulfilling or achieving that goal. Since your subconscious is connected to the great collective subconscious of humanity, it also informs this 'morphic field' of your profound intent and the result is that the people, resources and conditions for fulfillment show up in your life. All because you chose to be grateful?in advance of the havingness. The act of being grateful in advance is proof of your faith and belief in the actuality, eventuality and realness of the manifestation of your desired ideal.

When other people are convinced that you are convinced of the realness of your goals, they will rally around you and provide both physical and metaphysical support for you and your goals.

The benefits of physical support (the investment of time, effort and money) to support you and your goals are obvious. What may not be obvious, to those unfamiliar with the laws of the universe, is that the metaphysical support is even more crucial. The added belief of others in you and your goals brings an 'aura' of success about you that creates, in turn, even more support for you.

The knowledge that all things, existent and potential, are, at their pure essence, a myriad of interlocking and interwoven vibrations of pure energy and that the emanations of your consciousness (and the emanations of the other individual consciousnesses of the people who associate with you) interfere with and interact with preexisting vibrations to create new patterns that result in the manifestation of actualities is what denotes wisdom and mastery.

All this, and more, happens when you choose to hold and to express gratefulness for what you have and what you claim or expect to have as you journey through life.

Begin each day with an expression of your gratitude for all the blessings that life has bestowed upon you and your day will be filled with even more and greater blessings.

The choice is yours. Every breath you breathe can be an expression of gratitude. Existing in a state of gratefulness is very alike existing in a state of grace.

Being grateful denotes your knowledge of, and application of, one of the most important aspects of creation?who you are and how you are produces what you have. And, of course, makes what you have all that much more en-JOY-able.

Leslie Fieger. All rights reserved worldwide.

Leslie is the author of The DELFIN Knowledge System Trilogy: The Initiation, The Journey and The Quest plus many more success publications. He also the co-author of The End of the World with Hugh Jeffries and Alexandra's DragonFire with his daughter Ashley. Subscribe to his free and ad-free eZine at"> or">

Reprinting and republishing of this article is granted only with the above credit included. Permission to reprint or republish does not waive any copyright.


Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (29)