Gratitude – the Key to Happiness


At this time of year I am always immensely grateful for Esalen Institute – the land, the staff, the food, the mineral baths, the Pacific ocean, the bodywork staff, and the larger┬áSpirit of the place. I have three wonderful upcoming classes there in the next three weeks and all I can say is that I feel deep gratitude for this life’s work I have been given.

One of my favorite people to share a meal or chat with while I am there is Brother Steindl-Rast. I have featured his work on gratitude here on my blog post before and I think you will enjoy this morning’s quote from him.

“It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.”

What do you have in your life to be grateful for today? Notice how it makes you feel as you tune into what you have gratitude for in your world. And, enjoy!


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