Cultivating Gratitude

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by in Life Lessons

We spend so much of our time focusing on what is not happening or imagining what might transpire, yet there is such abundance in our lives. Gratitude has been called the highest prayer, a profound practice that effortlessly returns us to the present moment and opens the doors for more blessings to be bestowed upon us.

During this winter season, deepen your awareness of the bounty in your life by creating a daily gratitude list. Each night before bed, write down three things that happened that day for which you are grateful. An added challenge: write down different things daily—no repeating! Consider doing this as a family project at the dinner table or sharing your list with a partner or friend. It is our responsibility to honor all that is.

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About Aruni Nan Futuronsky, Life Coach, RYT

Aruni, Senior Life Coach and Program Advisor for the Kripalu Healthy Living programs, is a certified professional-level Kripalu Yoga teacher. She has been teaching in a variety of diverse venues for more than 35 years and has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than 20. Author of Recovering My Voice: A Memoir of Chaos, Spirituality, and Hope, and her latest book, Already Home: Stories of a Seeker, Aruni has also developed the Kripalu coaching methodology, based in presence and right action.