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The power of gratitude and how to practice it - Medito Foundation

The power of gratitude and how to practice it - Medito Foundation

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What is gratitude and how can it help us?

Gratitude, in the simplest form, is a thankful appreciation for what one has.

It is a positive state of mind that focuses on what we already have, rather than what is lacking in life. It is the awareness that life isn’t perfect and it doesn’t always go the way we want it to go; but from a ...

So why do we need to practice gratitude? Why isn't it innate?

It’s a part of our evolution. We generally tend to return to a certain baseline level of happiness despite major positive or negative events in life. We adapt to them. This concept is called “hedonic adaptation”, and it is essential for our survival.

The downside of hedonic adaptation is th...

So how can we practice gratitude?

Each day, take 5-10 minutes and list the 5 things you’re grateful for. You can write just a couple of words or some long sentences if you like. The content of what you write and the way you express yourself does not matter as long as you are mindful when you’re writing it. If you intentionally pa...

Can’t come up with anything to be grateful for?

The reason it doesn’t come naturally to us is our adaptation. Although it's a vital part of our evolution, we adapt to even the most wonderful things and take them for granted.

We can reverse it with a simple practice called negative visualization. Take a look around and try to imagine how...

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