Mindfulness Mondays- Experiencing Life through Gratitude by Ania Massat

Mindfulness Mondays- Experiencing Life through Gratitude by Ania Massat

by sacredjourneyinstitute, December 28, 2015

Gratitude is simply “the quality of being thankful” and it is connected to thanks, thankfulness, appreciation and gratefulness.

What is the difference between life driven by wants and needs and life focused on appreciation that one has for life itself? This difference is the Awareness and point of focus. If we live in belief that we don’t have enough and that we have to make sacrifices, goal setting – we usually act out of our comfort zone and by doing so we are not fully sure about the altitude of this outcome. Life experience through the appreciation looks much different. It is because our main focus is the feeling of thankfulness that comes straight from the heart and it is connected to the feelings, situations that already occurred in our life. This gives a true foundation to Manifestation and Experiencing Blissful Life.

Manifesting occurs when we appreciate what we have, this high energy of appreciation felt deep within our being is transferred in waves outwards to the Universe (like a musical cord that carries clear tone) The Universe feels the Vibration, magnifies it and sends it back to us like an echo. The Universe is ever judging what it magnifies. It also doesn’t recognize what is unsure, good or bad. Universe just is and hears our vibrations. It is then our responsibility to choose to live in the Heart or be driven by uncertainty.

Even in challenging moments if we hold on to focusing on positive parts we will notice how quickly and how much smaller the problem becomes – through the state of Gratitude we can easily detach ourselves from the physical/emotional problem and by doing so we create an opportunity to see other perspectives and without jumping into first solution we might consider other ones better fitting for all.

I am convinced that Gratitude is one of the biggest forces in Creation of Life. It works on all levels of our existence in our Body, Mind and Spirit.

Starting from the emotions, being able to express feelings of gratitude creates pure happiness. This happiness is not only felt in emotional body but our physical body right away is being flushed with the hormone of happiness – Endorphin that enhances the immune system, relieves pain, reduces stress, and postpones the aging process as well as gives us the altruistic attitude. We start feeling higher vibration in our bodies and we are more likely to be open and kind for others. This sense of connection with others leads into more soul level experiences. By taking moments to look into our hearts, we connect our Soul into the God (Universe) through the cord of pure and unconditional love.

Practicing Gratitude:


– Making a gratitude list – it must feel good, it would actually be a waste of time to create a list with the points where the feelings are not attached to it. Your list has to be personal and unique. You also have to revisit your list often in meditation/prayer states.

– Everyday notice one thing that you are thankful for.

-Surround Yourself with Gratitude, Post words, photos, and objects of gratitude in your home and work

-express gratitude to others by writing thank you notes, sending massages and by being genuine to others

-Live Mindfully, using your senses bring the awareness into the present moment

-Acknowledge others through words of appreciation, touch, conversations

-Acknowledge negative experiences and via quieting the mind and noticing how positive outcomes might stream out of this negative experience. Stay open with your Heart and Mind.


I’m inviting you today to practice gratitude regularly by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things that occur in your life and the things that you could be thankful for. The benefits of this practice are almost endless and at least I can promise you will experience more positive emotions, sleep better and your life experience will shift through joy, passion and love into amazing journey.

There is only one secret – gratitude must be felt from the pure heart, so take time to sense it, to feel it, to disperse it, break it into million pieces and then let go.


Written by:

Ania Massat

Evolved Life Coach

NLP Master Practitioner

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