gratitude

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on god, treasure, gratitude, heart, and grateful

God’s foremost treasure on earth
Is my ever-blossoming
Gratitude-heart.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Two God-Amusement Rivals: My Heart-Song Beauty And My Life-Dance Fragrance

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on gratitude and determination

Yes, I can!
I certainly can!
I can have
A gratitude-flower-heart
That shall remain open
At all hours.

Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Ayya Khema on heart, gratitude, and contentment

The heart is always the place to go. Go home into your heart, where there is warmth, appreciation, gratitude and contentment

Ayya Khema

Contributed by: Q

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on humility, ego, and gratitude

In the spiritual life the easiest way to conquer ego is to offer gratitude to God for five minutes daily. If you cannot offer gratitude for five minutes, then utter it for one minute. Offer your gratitude to God. Then you will feel that inside you a sweet, fragrant and beautiful flower is growing. That is the flower of humility.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Two Devouring Brothers: Doubt and Ego - by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on gratitude

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.  

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Contributed by: Dawn

A Quote by William Arthur Ward on gratitude

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

Contributed by: Dawn

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on service, serve, gratitude, and god

Let us serve the world soulfully. The pay we will receive for our service will be in the currency of gratitude, God's gratitude, God the only gratitude.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Arise! Awake! Thoughts of a Yogi, by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Chris Fenwick on gratitude

“Gratitude… is a state of mind, a state of consciousness, if you will.  You cannot feel gratitude in the past or in the future.  You can think about it outside of present time reality, but you can’t experience it.  The true experience of gratitude requires several things.  It requires you to be in the present moment, completely devoid of past regrets or future projections.  When you experience true gratitude as not only an emotion, but as a state of mind, all traces of being a victim, or of self-pity wash away and are replaced with power and connection to God.”

Chris Fenwick

Source: the 100th human, Pages: 308

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on love, life, embrace, all-encompassin, home, one, friends, no strangers, no edges, no walls, no mind games, joy, and gratitude

As we expand, we melt. Our hearts open. Our thinking changes. Our obsessions subside, our addictions quietly pass away. This is the slow, elegant, loving process through which, little by little, we let go of the old and welcome the new. We open our hearts and allow in a few more people, just a few more relationship experiences, just a few more kinds of relationships. We learn there are no mistakes, and our hearts become a circle so large that there are no more boundaries, no differences, no judgments. We know the graciousness of that great undivided familiarity, in which there are no more strangers, only friends.

We stretch, and to our amazement we don't break. Instead, we grow. Suddenly, everything becomes easier, and our hearts, which once we believed could love only one person, or were battered so badly we thought they could never love again, expand so fully that the whole world is welcome. In such a state of openness, we see that we've only forgotten how to be together, we faintly and beautifully remember that once we were all together. We remember the way we were in a universe of incredible softness where there were no edges, no walls, no mind games, no rules. In that incredible world, we were happy. We loved one another. It wasn't a feeling. It was a state of being called joy.

The future of love is this all-encompassing embrace. For when we have expanded so much, we will finally arrive at a place where the heart can open its doors to everything and everyone. Our souls have been taking us on this journey and Love is the magnificent destination to which they have been leading us. Now we can feel joy. Now, at last, we can be satisfied. Now, finally, we are home.

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love, Pages: 217

Contributed by: Kundan

A Quote by Daphne Rose Kingma on thanks, gratitude, thanksgiving, being grateful, appreciate, appreciative, and love is appreciation

Life is not a problem. It is a miracle, a gift, a teaching, a celebration. Thanksgiving acknowledges the miracle of life - every gift - and saying "you're welcome" is a kind of thanksgiving in itself. It acknowledges the gift of thanks. It says that we live in a world of beautifully interacting thankfulness. It affirms that we live in a world awash with treasures, with miracles and blessings, that we are blessed with an endless array of people, moments, experiences, surprises, magic, curiosities, and beautiful coincidences to which our only delighted, ecstatic, and unchanging response should be thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is the soul's acknowledgment that all is well, that life is a grand and beautiful gift, that all we have to do is carry ourselves to the altar of life with a shouted breath of thanksgiving. Give thanks

Daphne Rose Kingma

Source: The Future of Love, Pages: 179..180

Contributed by: Kundan

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