Battling Cultural Context With Gratitude

The Successful Male Magazine; Gratitude

We often look at the external circumstances of our life with dissatisfaction and believe it is the fault of the external.

  • How many of us have lived this lie?

  • How many times has this owned us, to the point of self-induced resignation?

  • Where does this constant chatter of discontentment arouse from?

  • When will I be enough?

  • In which generation did attaching self worth to professional accomplishments become so ingrained in the fibres of our culture?

This endless comparison to others in our life, to the point of physical illness, is detrimental to our work in elevating the consciousness of the world. Never seek outward for which only inward remedies resolve. What would happen if you changed the questions you asked yourself? Would it serve you to “seek” differently? What if you chose to seek gratitude for what you already have?

I often observe myself in moments of gratitude. I have felt these moments frequently over the last decade. It’s a choice. A conscious choice, and nothing more. You’re simply stating in a single moment that you are fully awake to your humanness. It’s full alignment of your being, with the stars in the sky, the leaves on the trees, and the green grass beneath your feet. It’s recognition of the present moment, that you are not separate from, but you are “it.”

In this place of oneness, joy is available to us. For we can never choose joy, but we may find ourselves there through gratitude, like stairs. We begin our path up the stairs of gratitude and we arrive at the top. This is joy.

Many times I’ve been overwhelmed with joy and shed tears. This is coherency between the mind and heart intelligence. Some call it “oneness.” The emotional strength of this oneness with the universe is powerful. The physiological release of this emotion has a profound cleansing effect, not only on the body, but also the mind and soul. We must listen to ourselves when tears are available to us. There is much strength in this level of vulnerability. This is a vitally important part of our human experience.

Choose gratitude and transform the way you experience life altogether.

Joseph DiRoma is a Personal Development Coach and part of the founding team of The Successful Male North America.

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