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GratiTuesday – July 9th

Hello Yoga-Friends ~ Happy hot and steamy GratiTuesday. I do love this season of hot, humid. Yeah, I know, y’all think I been out too long in the sun; baked my brain. Perhaps. Truth is I am completely full up with gratitude to now live by the ocean and nearby my families – born and built.

Seeking meditations on gratitude for the summer season we return to the words of Jack Kornfield, Buddhist Monk and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society. In his book, The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace, he writes, “Gratitude is a gracious acknowledgment of all that sustains us, a bow to our blessings, great and small, an appreciation of the moments of good fortune that sustain our life every day.” He begins this essay describing a common element between several spiritual practices: gratitude, which turns out to be the touchstone for joy and compassion. This piece also offers a guided meditation that begins with self and extends to all beings everywhere. For more of his “Meditation on Gratitude,” visit http://www.allcreation.org/home/meditation-kornfield or jackkornfield.com.

Gratitude is a gracious acknowledgment of all that sustains us, a bow to our blessings, great and small, an appreciation of the moments of good fortune that sustain our life every day.”

~ Jack Kornfield, The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace

As always, each Tuesday we invite one another to express one thing – in the comments field – for which you are grateful, and/or Share that sentiment as a post on your favorite social media site. It needn’t be lofty and can certainly reflect something we usually take for granted. I’ll go first… I AM so happy and grateful for beach days! Now your turn. I AM so happy and grateful now that/for: __________________________________ #laurelblossomyoga #omofficeyoga #corporateyoga #corporatewellness #yoga #privateyoga #reiki #meditation #om #gratitude #gratituesday #jackkornfield #insightmeditation

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