Gratitude Meditation IV

Daily Meditation #164–8/5/2022

No snark for this one!

Everyone wants more.
More and better.

But how can you be expected to be happier or enjoy life more than you do now when you aren’t even grateful for that which you have?

Mindful gratitude must be cultivated in the smallest of things in the infinite chain of the heres-and-nows.

Sit at your desk, listening to the sound of the ceiling fan blades slicing the air to create that cooling downdraft.
Be grateful.

Remember the miracle of society when you turn on your sink and 100% of the time — without fail — not just any water comes out, but hot (or cold) on demand and sanitary water.
Be grateful.

On a walk, pause a moment and look how the light catches the whippling of the leaves on the trees. Listen to that motion’s sound, like a crescendo of static wavering louder or softer as the breeze kicks up.
Be grateful.

When you cultivate gratitude for that which you have, you will never want.

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These are distillations from my coming book “YouDaimonia: the Ancient Philosophy of Human Flourishing.”



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Lucas A. Davidson

Born and raised a Yooper, I write daily philosophical meditations on Eudaimonia. These are distillations from my book on the topic!