I am filled with love and gratitude.
As humans it’s easy to focus on what we don’t have rather than what we do. For example we easily focus on the fact we don’t have the best car, we don’t have our dream job or the relationship we want. Through gratitude we can alter this frame of mind to be grateful that we have the abundance to be able to afford a car, that we have a job to bring us an income or that we are surrounded by endless love from those around us, ourselves and Mother Earth. A great time to practice gratitude is when you first wake up in the morning, taking a moment to think or write down 3 or more things you are grateful for, this way we can start our day in a high vibrational state which in turn can change our energy and perspective for the entire day. This equally brings us back to our natural state of love and therefore we fill ourselves with love and gratitude.
A great time to practice gratitude throughout the day is when we eat. Mindful eating is a mindfulness practice to help us appreciate our food more, to enjoy the flavours, to be present with the experience of eating and also to take time for gratitude and to be mindful of where our food has come from. Eating mindfully helps bring us into the present moment especially as we spend 95% of our day in the subconscious mind it’s a great way to bring us back to the now moment. A great way to start eating more mindfully is to move through your senses, observing how your food smells, feels, what colours and textures you are seeing. Then take your time to slowly chew your food noticing all the flavours you are experiencing and even notice how your mouth feels after you have swallowed your food too. Another part of mindful eating is gratitude as we can take the time to really think about where our food has come from to get to our plates and also helps us to think about what we are putting into our bodies and naturally helps us make healthier choices. Here are a few things to consider and be grateful for when you are eating:
- Take time to be grateful for the farmer and all their love and care they put into growing and harvesting the food you are eating.
- Think about who prepared your food and offer your gratitude to that family member, friend, chef or yourself for preparing the food with love and care.
- Be grateful for the abundance you have to be able to afford or receive the food in front of you.
- We can be grateful to Mother Nature for gifting us all the fruits, vegetables and grains grown to nourish our bodies
You can get creative with gratitude allowing your mind to be filled with love, abundance and gratitude for everything on your plate and also in your life.