The Gratitude Minute is a personal gratitude video journal, and a moment to align yourself with your highest intention for a day at your best. It only takes a minute. I‘m grateful for truth. If you don’t have truth, you don’t have anything. I used to think truth and reality were synonymous. They’re not, really. We invent our own reality by the choices we make, what we believe, how we process our experiences, and how we perceive everything. But truth is truth. If it isn’t true, it isn’t truth. I know that sounds o simplistic it borders on silliness. Go ahead and laugh. And then begin applying the concept to your own experiences and interactions with others. I feel so strongly about truth and honesty that, even if I suspect that someone disbelieves something I say, I automatically assume the body language of a person who is lying. It’s not even a conscious behavior. I recognize that I am doing it; but it’s too late. My great-grandfather always said, “My word is my bond.”The principle of honesty was so ingrained in our family through the generations that we feel guilty when someone just “thinks”we might be less than forthcoming. I know that’s going a little too far, and, still, I’d rather hold honesty is such a high regard than to ever deliberately be untruthful. Even the little “white lies”as we call them, like saying, “Yes, that looks nice on you”, make me cringe. I’ve always said, I’d rather you spit in my face than lie to me.” That may sound like an exaggeration; but it gets my point across more clearly than anything else I could imagine saying. The words may have a slight shock effect on people; but the tone of my voice as I say them lets them know how serious I am about truth. I am grateful for truth, for the recognition of truth and for the expression of truth to our best ability. Our lives are filled with purpose. We are one community of living beings on this big blue marble. The very least we can do for one another is share our truth.
One Breath Meditation:
Eckhart Tolle tells us that one breath, fully conscious, is a meditation. Join me in a one breath meditation and feel your energy shift, as the energy surrounding you shifts as well. Take a long, slow, deep breath in and hold it while you give your awareness to the sensation of the essential breath of life within your lungs and the physical, mental and emotional benefits of deep inspiration. When you are ready, release your breath out your mouth, and feel the tenseness in your shoulders slip away as you relax, center and align your energy with your higher self. As you do this, you are aligned with the frequency of spiritual light wherein all is for highest good. Allow your energy to shift into this comfortable state of clarity and composure. From this state all is possible, and all is as it should be. Enter this state with a one breath meditation whenever you feel impressed to shift your energy to a higher frequency.
Thank you, and many blessings.