Today I am so filled with joy, so hopefully this gratitude practise will emanate from this beautiful feeling!
1. I am truly grateful for painful endings, because these are the instigators of beautiful beginnings! 2. I am so happy and grateful to be alive, the gift of life is a gift beyond measure. 3. With all my heart I am grateful that we are able to love, because love is more than just a feeling it is a positive force capable of many things. 4. I am truly blessed to be healthy, because health is a form of wealth so often taken for granted. 5. I am truly grateful for dazzling sunrises that bring me such peace!
I hope everyone has a day filled with love and forgiveness. S~
1. I am truly grateful for freebies, unexpected free gifts always lighten up my day! 2. My Mom, she is always there for me and always offers her guidance and love! Love you Mom! 3. With all my heart I am grateful for blankets in the winter, snuggling up makes winter my favourite season. 4. Beautiful, Sublime art - this touches me in such indescribable ways. 5. I am truly grateful for the internet, instant access to people all over the work is an amazing gift.
Prompted by the thread, "What is actually prayer?" I have decided to rethink my ideas on gratitude.
"That is why it is generally best to show you can be an "I AM" and use such qualities that have been bestowed on you in a wise manner." It was these words that allowed me to contemplate about what it truly means to be grateful to our Creator.
By chance/fate, depending on your viewpoint, I stumbled upon a book called Prayers: A communion with our Creator and I would like to share a few extracts that made me alter my stance on gratitude.
"The best way to show our gratitude is to receive the gift [of life], and give our thanks by enjoying the gift, by living our lives fully and completely."
"For example, if someone cooks a meal for you, the best way to say thank you for the gift is to really enjoy the food... The same thing is true with life. Our Creator gives us the gift of life, and the way to say, "Thank you, God, for life," is by enjoying our lives, by living our lives intensely, by being who we really are. Life is passing so quickly."
This has inspired me to contemplate and ask, what does it mean to truly live? And how is one to be "who we really are"? S~
Aviel: Immanuel, Thank You very much for the work you do. Thank you for your insight, IM SINCERELY THANKFUL! There are people to whom your work is very important, and I can and will raise my hand for being one of them.
Jul 31, 2017 10:29:55 GMT
Immanuel: You are welcome, hansolo. It is for your sake that I am doing it primarily, but I am also a bit curious myself regarding the underlying lore. Persistent research and critical thinking has led to a great breakthrough.
Aug 13, 2017 19:08:46 GMT
nullandvoid: Wondering what a future with only non-dualistic people would be like?
Jan 28, 2018 14:53:12 GMT
Immanuel: Symbiotic existence, like a permanent telepathic coexistence. This is why humans are placed to learn to coexist on Earth on a very basic level and even with marriages, in order to be ready for a greater union by developing from there.
Feb 2, 2018 21:32:19 GMT
Immanuel: Our challenge here is Homo sapiens' self-preservation and other instinctive drives/motivations, which makes people think in "dualistic" ways.
Feb 2, 2018 21:34:12 GMT
hftwo: Immanuel do you believe that You will be able to do "Godly" things during this Immanuel-life-time? Because I do think if Jesus said that you will. e able to do these things and even greater! But logically thinking to get Godlike powers...
Oct 4, 2018 10:48:45 GMT
hftwo: ... one needs to become perfect /totally complete as a being. I do not count on my self, because it seems like the sex commandment is something that I usually break.
Oct 4, 2018 10:49:35 GMT
hftwo: How can I count myself as a perfect being if I cannot control the reproduction urges of the body?
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:10 GMT
hftwo: But at the same time, I do not want to be a human any longer, I do not want to be weak any longer.
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:49 GMT
cerulean: learning to live each day as the last i.e giving our best at each moment, not allowing for sloppiness in thinking and doing, not even for a second. Not allowing the postponing of what should be done
Oct 10, 2018 18:51:29 GMT
cerulean: We should learn to do that, and then all other things will be easier. By adopting a way of being instead of just focusing on abolishing those apparent wrong acts such as masturbation.
Oct 10, 2018 18:55:42 GMT
Immanuel: I might seem to prescribe impossible goals, but I also say that we do reside in a creature which is an animal and you will not be rid of its functionality without killing it and the creature as an animal has needs which are inevitable.
Nov 4, 2018 21:01:04 GMT
Immanuel: What the "Ten Commandments" counteract is the enslaving effects of the body. Furthermore, I am still not convinced about what the seventh command says as it probably says "unnecessary sex". Jesus gave a recommendation of not even looking upon a woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:05:37 GMT
Immanuel: Jesus' word of not even looking upon a woman (or man) suits that of no unnecessary sex. It is about that sexual trigger in the mind which is spoke of. Pay attention to that translators usually add "other" within parentheses, meaning it is about ANY woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:11:06 GMT
Immanuel: "but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28 NASB
Nov 4, 2018 21:17:55 GMT
cerulean: Right, so one should probably adopt an entire way of living, instead of focusing on one thing, because many other things can lead to that one thing you are trying to keep away from.
Nov 5, 2018 12:44:38 GMT
Immanuel: Yes, this is about a way of living rather than a dumb set of rules. People have incorrectly referred to the so-called 'Ten Commandments' as laws to uphold for the sake of worship, but this is wrong. They are guidelines in order to maintain a conscious lif
Nov 5, 2018 18:38:31 GMT
Immanuel: Unfortunately the first lines of the Commandments were distorted so badly it looks like they sanction religious worship. While they seem to promote relinquishing the mind, the truth is they that say the straight opposite.
Nov 5, 2018 18:43:25 GMT
hftwo: Just "Be" is that simple
Jan 11, 2019 12:54:40 GMT
hftwo: You have everything You need, You have Yourself, or is it?
Jan 11, 2019 12:55:25 GMT