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How can I become more grateful?

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Vermeer
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I'm happiest when I am out in nature with lots of big trees. Being around water is very calming to me. Nature allows me to breath deeper and slower. It slows down all the crazy thoughts running through my brain. Being with animals has the same affect on me. I looking for away to find that peace and contentment in my every day life. To much stimulation of any kind cause to feel anxious. I hope I reading other peoples stories can make me see things and understand things differently

Tine
Posted

Hello @Yvonne, That's a complex and challenging situation.
First, I'd like to differentiate between the situation you describe and an overall need to feel more gratitude. Regarding a gratitude practice, you have the tools and experience and if you are aware that it would be beneficial to dedicate more time to those practices again and make then a priority you already have given yourself all the answers. You can trust your inner wisdom. 🙂


What I hear regarding the concrete situation you describe is that you do not want to receive the favour given to you and that's ok! You do not have to. Given our social structures and interconnectedness, rejecting a gift can be challenging as we also reject the social obligations that might come with it. Giving a gift and experiencing rejection is hard too that can be acknowledged and at the same time, resolving this for the other person is not your responsibility.
Maybe that's something for you to consider. Perhaps your unwillingness to accept the gift and be genuinely grateful is that you do now want the expectations that might be connected to the present—the conditions under which it's given.
A gift - like our love - is best given unconditionally, and in reality, it often isn't that easy. ❤️

Yvonne
Posted

Thank you @Vermeer and @Tine to share your wisdom. I appreciate the time and effort you put into the answers and I'm grateful that there is a tool like happiness where you find answers on challenging situations and questions. ❤️ 

 


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