"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." - Eckhart Tolle
This is one of my all time favorite quotes & is so fitting as we celebrate Thanksgiving.
I recently had a profound conversation with a very wise friend. I was holding on to some negativity from the past & it was time to let it go once & for all. She said to me, "No one has a right to be angry. You were given the privilege of life on this planet. Every breath in this world is a privilege & after that, nothing is a right."
Wow. It shook me to the core & was so humbling. I saw how my ego & pain body had hijacked a piece of my happiness for all these years. As A Course in Miracles says, "Would you rather be right or happy?" To conquer darkness you must bring in the light & stop the self-inflicted insanity.
Some of this may sound a little harsh- of course we want life to go smoothly & for everyone to treat us with love & respect at all times. But the reality is each one of us is dealing with our own pain & issues & sometimes we don't treat others with loving kindness. Don't ever take another's actions personally, they have nothing to do with you & everything to do with them.
You & you alone are responsible for your happiness & the beauty of this is that when it comes from inside it can never be taken away. No matter what may be going on in your life, the fact that you exist is a miracle & every delicious breath is a reminder to celebrate & give thanks.
Gratitude is truly the key to attracting the life of your dreams & you can read more about its transformative power here.
I am grateful for each & every one of you & wish you a Thanksgiving full of peace, heart-warming moments with loved ones & lots of fun & laughter!
Love & light,photo: me (a W. Village townhouse in the Thanksgiving spirit)