Thank You for My Pain

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Thank you for my pain I didn’t know I caused

Thank you for the relationships I don’t know how I lost

Thank you for the people my struggle hasn’t crossed

Thank you for my heart that is entering exhaust

 

Thank you for the tears that run from all our eyes

Thank you for the humans who scream out all their cries

Thank you for the darkness that is endless in its lies

Thank you for the light that I choose to make my prize

 

Thank you for my mother who brought me into now

Thank you for my father to whom I undeniably bow

Thank you for their failure they silently endow

Thank you for what it has taught my mind to allow

 

Thank you for the hate that exists upon our earth

Thank you for the love that blossomed from its birth

Thank you for the sorrow flaming on my hearth

Thank you for its smoke that reminds me of my worth

 

Thank you for the truths I don’t know how to know

Thank you for the creations I did not mean to sow

Thank you for my destiny in which I’m sure to grow

Thank you for my soul that will now light up and glow

 

You will often hear personal development teachers, philosophers and theologians express the significance behind allowing yourself to have an attitude of gratitude.

 

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is ‘Thank You,’ that would suffice.
— Meister Eckhart
If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life.
— Abraham-Hicks
Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
— Zig Ziglar
The essence of all art, all great art, is gratitude.
— Friedrich Nietzsche 

 

They say that it’s good to be grateful for the positive things in our lives because it not only allows us to have a sense of deep acceptance for what is, but it also attracts more things to be grateful for.

The same goes for our negative experiences.

When you allow yourself to look at your negative experiences as opportunities for compassion, growth, or improvement, you will transform your unconscious suffering into conscious positive focus.

Gratitude is an elixir for positive change.

Making this transformation takes practice. It is an art.

Every single problem and adversity in life gives birth to a solution. The art is in training yourself to begin focusing more on the solution, rather than holding ourselves in the headspace that created the problem to begin with.

Suffering is always an option, and so is happiness.

Here are three ways you can practice being grateful:

 

1. Let go of needing the past to be something other than it is.

The past is the past. You can’t change it. The only healthy attitude is to accept it for what it is and move on. 

Say often, “I accept the past for what it is. I choose to move on in peace."

 

2. Embrace the present moment no matter how it shows up for you.

Most people spend their moments in mental and emotional resistance to what is. Bring conscious attention to how much you are allowing the present moment to be what it is without having a negative opinion of it. The more you embrace it, the better you’ll feel. 

Say often, “I embrace the present moment for what it is. I want to enjoy my experience now.”

 

3. Intend for a happy, abundant future.

Letting go of the past and embracing the present moment sets fertile ground for expecting your future to go well for you. The more you expect positive outcomes, the more you will live them in your life. 

Say often, “I intend and expect positive things to happen to me. I’m excited for what I’m creating for my future.”

 

Read the poem often to remind yourself that joy can be found in any adversity.

The way you feel is always a choice.

All my love!

Bron

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