Philosophers have since ancient times taught that the key to experiencing deeper levels of happiness, fulfilment and wellbeing is cultivating gratitude. One of the earliest advocates of a daily gratitude practise was well known dutch philosopher Rabbi Baruch Spinoza who suggested that as a way to find more meaning and joy in our lives, we should each day for a month ask ourselves the following three questions:
– Who or what inspires me today?
– What brought me happiness today?
– What brought me comfort and deep peace today?
According to Spinoza this daily practise would lead to profound inner transformation as, by focusing our attention on appreciation, we are moving our ego out of the way. So step out of your ego…and into the broader consciousness – connecting to your heart and soul – and express gratitude on a daily basis. It’ll improve your leadership and your life, on so many levels – this I can guarantee!
“If the only prayer you are saying in your life is `thank you` that would suffice” – Meister Eckhart