I realized I don’t often mention here something close to my heart.
It’s a very simple mantra or expression of gratitude.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I sometimes say it before falling asleep, or after waking up, or during the day while walking or doing things around the house.
And I sometimes bring to mind things in my life while saying thank you. These may be things it’s easy for my surface self to feel gratitude for, and also things I initially don’t like so much.
There is a shift while doing this. I may find genuine gratitude and thankfulness for it. And I also get to see the parts of me that don’t like it, and can say thank you for those parts too. They too are here. They are welcome.