Deep Gratitude Meditation (20 - 30 Min)
Hello and welcome to this meditation on gratitude…
Acknowledging gratitude is a very important life blessing.
Each time that we pause and take several moments to feel grateful, we are changing our lives for the better.
Find a place where you can sit or lay down, ensuring you will not be disturbed for the duration of this session. Adjust your position so that you can fully relax, and all of your muscles can let go… You can move at any time during this session in order to give you maximum comfort. Allow your eyes to gently close, noticing how good it feels to have this time set aside just for you.
Take a big deep breath in and out at your own pace.
Take another breath in and bring into your mind the feeling of gratitude.
Now notice, where in your body is the feeling of gratitude expressed? Do you feel it rise in your heart? Perhaps the feeling is in your abdomen… Wherever you feel these sensations, study the quality of them. Are they subtle or not so subtle?
You may feel grateful for something you have… bring into your mind those objects you are grateful for, such as your house and your bed. Breathe deeply into your thoughts as you imagine these things. As you exhale, whisper to yourself, “Thank you.”
Express gratitude for those you know… allow this person, people, and even animals to rise in your mind… see them clearly, breathe deeply into your imagination, perhaps you can even hear how they sound. As you breathe out, whisper to yourself, “Thank you.”
Become grateful for yourself: your health, your wisdom, and your kindness. Be grateful for those times you stood up for yourself, or for someone else. Be grateful for your ability to love others. Breathe in deeply, imagining that you can give yourself a big hug, and whisper, “Thank you...