Updated: Mar 17, 2021
I know I know it is cliché... but really a game changer. For those of you who know me know I am a Tony Robbins lover. He has taught me being grateful is the antidote to fear and anger. I heard him say this in person at one of his events in Miami a few years ago. His domineering presence even at the top of the bleachers was intense. Who else could capture an audience of thousands for over 10 hours straight? Fear? I questioned. What the hell are you afraid of Mr. Tony Robbins? I wondered. However, the truth hit home. I had been trying to kick anxiety attacks - crippling fear. Fear. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of being left alone. Fear of not being loved, wanted, valued and more.
The death of my Father created an insurmountable grief and fear that I would be left alone. I am from a dysfunctional family. There are relatives I have not spoken to in decades. Relationships mean a lot to me. I do not always get them right and thankfully am getting pickier with time. Back to the topic at hand learning the art of being grateful has changed my life and helped me through a time of grief and loss.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18. Regardless of what your religious beliefs are, being thankful has healing benefits. This religious teaching is amongst every religion around the world. Deemed from research, theorists, and the average person. Practicing this one habit daily will give hope and change your mental state. Studies show that specific areas of the brain are involved in experiencing and expressing gratitude. "Brain scans of people assigned a task that stimulates expression of gratitude show lasting changes in the prefrontal cortex that heighten sensitivity to future experiences of gratitude" states Psychology Today.
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