Monday, September 16, 2013

Discontented? Frustrated? Depressed?

So, your day is crap. Everything seems to be piling on top of you and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Yep. Days like this make you wonder why you bother getting up in the morning. But I have discovered something, just today, that has made a big difference - gave me something new, something clear to hold onto. Indian spiritual leader, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, has this to say:
"When there is gratitude, complaints disappear... When there is complaint in the mind, there is discontent, frustration and depression - all that follows. If you are not grateful... you will find fault. Even if there is none, you will try to see it. Your mind will find it for you.
This is the lower journey. Gratitude is the middle way. And as you rise above that... gratitude flows out from you as grace."

(- from 'Bang on the Door'. Ravi Shankar is founder of the Art of Living Foundation, which aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems, and violence.)

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