Get What You Want And Feel Better With Gratitude Meditation
Why graditute helps you to get what you wish for!
Lately I have been practicing a gratitude meditation. I realised since I have tinnitus I was really rarely grateful. I have been resenting so many things and started to get angry quickly . . . tinnitus has made me a bitter person.
I have been working on becoming a more positive person again. Up until now I have used affirmations, but recently I added this graditute meditation.
Why is it a good idea?
People, who are thankful are happier and attract what they want.
A professor of psychology at UC Davis, Robert A. Emmons, says: “Clinical trials indicate that the practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects in a person’s life. It can lower blood pressure, improve immune function and facilitate more efficient sleep.”
Besides these effects and becoming a happier and more positive person, it also helps you to fullfill your wishes.
How can it help to fullfill your wishes?
It is basically the law of attraction, when you have a good feeling about something and praise it- that is what you will attract!
It is like a self-fulfilling prophecy! So a strong believe, even if it is not true, which evokes people to change their behavior and then in the end leads to reaching that believe.
That is practically how graditute can work in that sense also, if you are happy that you have a job and earn money. You are grateful for your job as well as the money you get through it. This might change your whole attitute you have a work and your performance at work – and then this might lead to a promotion.
If you are happy for the great and supporting people in your life. This will lead to you reacting to people differently and then in the long run, it will make people react differnently to you. That way you may be albe to welcome even more supporting people into your life.
So how does that beeing grateful work?
When I started, I realised I´m not a grateful person. So what can I do?
I sat down and wanted to jot down things I´m grateful for, but nothing really came to my mind. My life is just hard and unfair….
Gladly you can learn to be grateful.
Remember a time you were really grateful for something! Think of a situation in which you were really thankful for something. Imagine the situation again, what did it feel like? Where could you feel it? What impulse does it evoke? Can you feel the energy flow through your body and what about your breath?
Try to remember that feelings, emotions and impulses came up.
Be thankful for what you have. Was there a specific situation or a person you are thankful for? And then do the same. When you think about that situation, what do you feel? And where do you feel it? Let that feeling flow througout your whole body.
Think about what you want. What feelings and emotions does this wish bring up. What would you feel like if this wish would come true?! Let this feeling of having it already fill your body. AND then be grateful for that feeling it brought up. Feel it with your whole body and let it fill up your heart.
Of course it its not enough to practice this kind of meditation or mindfulness once. It has to be repeated until you beliefe it every fiber of your body! Until you glow with gratefulness. Until it comes a part of you and your life.
Then you are there and then it will bring miracles into your life.
I remember I did this when I was younger – not on purpose, I was a believer and then things always worked out for me. I thought I was just a super lucky person, but now I know what it was. My whole body was conveinced I would get it and I was happy about it.
As I have lost this sense of life – I need to work on reclaiming it! The good thing is, it can be done!
And so can you!
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson