Happy Thanksgiving, not only for today, but for each and everyday for the life that we are given.
Being grateful for our life given is understanding whats needed to live from a heart of love. It is not automatic that this occurs. When love is cultivated it produces gratitude for our given life.
Gratitude is from a loving heart. It isn’t from anything of the materiel realm. If gratitude was from the material realm than it would be from a direct result of our possessions and that would make a person of wealth more grateful than one who had none? But the true measure of our wealth has nothing to do with possessions, it is from our loving heart, thats what measures our true wealth. You can only be grateful when you are content with the life you are given, not with the one you wish you had or what you want or are going to get. Wanting is never from our true self, its from the small self that think it needs to be complete. The true self never needs because it is complete as it is. Needing only arises from our egoic self. It creates lack which creates need. When there’s completeness there no lack and no need.
This lack or need which creates wanting is in direct relation to our so called problems in life. Whenever you want, that means you think things need to be in some other way, and suffering follows. It doesn’t mean everything will be the way you like, but it must be accepted if you are to be at peace and invoke a grateful heart. Investigate this for yourself. Truth will not shield you from problems, it will allow you to not create them. Find your truth and you will find your loving heart. When you are of a loving heart you will be in harmony with your true self and with all beings. And when this occurs you can’t help but to have an attitude that’s full of gratitude for the life that you are given.