Read the phrase above. Think about how happy you’d be if you actually embraced the idea.
Now think about your life. If you’re sitting on a computer, with an internet connection, chances are you’ve also got a roof above your head, clothing to cover your body, and food. In other words? You (yes, literally you) DO have all you need – RIGHT NOW.
So why haven’t you seen it this way so far? Unfortunately, all too often human nature leads us to dissatisfaction. To always looking for the next thing, or just to have a little bit more. I’m not criticizing, I’m the same way by default, but that’s what makes this idea so incredibly valuable.
The sooner you realize you actually have all that you need, the sooner you start to appreciate it. The more you appreciate it, the more grateful you are. The more grateful you are, the more happy you are. It’s that simple.
So how do you embrace this idea? Let’s talk about it.
- Be grateful. Gratitude is a very good practice, it involves looking at your situation and appreciating what is there – rather than focusing on what is not. Don’t take your friends for granted, always appreciate your kids, and look around and see the possessions you treasure rather than the ones that are breaking down.
- Be caring. A big way to start becoming more personally grateful is by looking at the needs of others. Could you volunteer? Could you donate? Could you spend some time just helping another human being or hearing somebody out? Being caring will naturally promote gratitude and respect, and these three principles are the core of understanding that you have all that you need.
- Be respectful in your treatment of people and things. Offer respect to your fellow human beings. Do what you can to improve their experiences as well as your own. Being grateful can extend to being gracious to those around you, so always act with respect.