Sunday, 21 April 2013

Acknowledging the good that you have. Gratitude and abundance quote. Ekhart Tolle

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Ekhart Tolle.

This is a lovely quote on the subject of gratitude and abundance. It is very easy to get down in our day to day lives: problems seem unsurmountable, grief seems terrible, pain is awful, monotony is a treadmill, stress is uncontrollable.  All of those things will be true for each of us probably at some point along life's path, although hopefully not all at once! A lot of us live with daily pain, daily grief, daily stress etc and it often does seem hard to feel that happiness inside. 

This is why it is important to try and practice gratitude for however hard our day may have been, there will have been something good about it. If we express that it will highlight the positive to our inner selves. That thing maybe really small: our morning tea was just the right temperature, the daffodils looked nice by the side of the road, someone at work cracked a joke that made us laugh, the wind didn't feel so cold today, the car didn't need defrosting, your daughter drew you a lovely picture at school.  

If we can try and think at the end of each day of three things to be grateful for then our minds will go to sleep with those thoughts rather than all the negative ones that have crowded in during the day. Send something positive  out into the world, send your gratitude. It's not always easy to do, for sometimes you really don't feel happy or feel you have anything to be grateful for but I promise you, as you start doing this the easier it gets and the lighter your soul will feel. Practising gratitude will in the end make you feel happier and make everything in your life easier to deal with. Don't take my word for it have a go- try it for a week and see if it makes a difference, I'm sure that it will!

This is what Ekhart Tolle has to say on the subject of gratitude and abundance:

Dear Friends,
Almost two thousand years ago, the philosopher Plutarch wrote:
"Most people bypass what is good and refreshing in their lives, and habitually focus on the unpleasant, bad elements."
How easily all our attention can get absorbed by our "problems". Thinking and talking about them strengthens a false sense of self. And so we miss the good in our lives. Where's the good? It's wh

ere Life is: in the present moment. It's in the clouds and vast spaciousness of the sky, the air you breathe, the life-giving light and warmth of the sun, the silence of the night. It's in a small act of kindness given or received. It's in the sound of the rain, the intense aliveness of a flower....the same aliveness that you can also feel inside your body.

Another word for acknowledging the good in your life is - gratitude.
And: what you focus your attention on, grows.
With love,

Ekhart Tolle has written a number of fabulous books on the subject of gratitude and mindfulness. It was hard to single on out but I chose this one:

Practising the Power of Now

Eckhart Tolle's book describes the experience of heightened consciousness that radically transformed his life - and shows how by living in the moment we can also reach a higher state of being where we can find joy and peace and where problems do not exist.


  1. I love this post! Thanks Alison ;o) Big Hugs and many blessings ;o)

  2. big hugs to you too, sunny day today, yay! xx