Last week we looked at what happens when you release the hardened energy – resentment, defensiveness and anger – around your heart; in other words when we forgive. We discovered it actually creates space for love and generosity to enter the picture.
Today, we will look at dovetailing another beautiful practice to open the heart even more – gratitude.
You might be asking, “how does gratitude tie in with forgiveness?”
Actually, pretty powerfully. Forgiveness doesn’t always happen overnight. In fact, sometimes it can take years of emotional work, sifting through the layers of the hurt, until we’re truly able to release old, hardened emotions. Little by little we get to a peaceful place.
Gratitude is a tool you can use to close the gap quicker – one I’ve found to be very successful with clients and would like to give to you too.