Gratitude ends internal suffering because we change our focus from the mind-streams that convince us that we’re a victim to one of appreciation for all we have.
There’s nothing we can buy, acquire, desire or get that replaces the power of appreciation and gratitude.
Our true essence and soul is equipped with everything we’ll ever need and it grows with experience and gratefulness of that.
If we look for something we don’t have it kills the power of gratitude. What we don’t have will come without needing to do anything more than have the positive power of being content, conscious and at peace with all we have already
Sometimes in life, we want what we can’t have more than we want what we already have.
We overlook the amazing people in our lives, we overlook all that we already have and yearn for something we can’t have.
It becomes like an obsession, a thing we have to have.
Sometimes, we get the things we think we can’t and when we do, there is often a disappointment.
This is most often the case with material things, promotions, bigger cars, bigger houses, a new this or that.
We live in a house and think often about how much we can sell it for and how much money we’d make. We could just be happy that we have a house and live in it.
We could opt for not wanting, for having no expectations and for settle for life as it is.
That doesn’t stop us pursuing our dreams, in fact, the happier we are, the more likely we are to succeed in reaching our goals. The thing is constantly wanting things we don’t have is a drain, a distraction and is mainly about short-term gratification.
Life is as simple or as complicated as we choose to make it.