Today’s gratitude meditation mini series will help you establish a daily practice of cultivating gratitude so you can amplify all the incredible things happening in your life right now.
This is part TWO of a three part gratitude meditation mini series. The intention is to help you establish a daily practice of cultivating gratitude so you can amplify all the incredible things happening in your life right now. Because when our attention focuses on what we’re grateful for – rather than what’s wrong – our energy shifts from fear to love, and attracts even more good into our lives. If you enjoy this series, I encourage you to continue a daily gratitude practice for 30 days – whether it’s listening to one of the many other gratitude meditations here on the podcast and/or simply writing down 3 things you’re grateful for every day. I promise you, starting with gratitude changes everything.
The intention of today’s gratitude meditation is to help you focus on all the good in your life right now. All the big and tiny blessings that make up your perfectly imperfect life.
So Let’s Begin…
GRATITUDE MEDITATION MINI SERIES – GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE GOOD MEDITATION SCRIPT
Go ahead and get into a comfortable position,
Inviting your body to drop into awareness,
A place where you can be deeply relaxed and also alert.
Settle into a nice, easy rhythm of breathing,
Allowing each breath out to release any tension you might have and invite you into deeper comfort.
Be here for a bit.
Giving your mind a chance to slow down,
As you release any thoughts or emotions that might arise.
Relax and release.
Relax and release.
Now see if you can imagine yourself sitting in the middle of a beautiful garden.
The soft dirt warms you from below and the flowers blow their delicious scents into the air.
You look around and notice different sections of the garden, each organized a little bit differently to enhance the vegetation within it.
You know this garden intimately.
Its soil is still under your fingernails.
You know the habits of its bugs and critters,
And you’ve been nourished by its fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Take a deep breath in as you sit in your garden,
And let its familiarity refresh you.
As you look around, you notice that some of the plants, vegetables and flowers have blossomed,
The ripeness or colors calling your attention to their gifts.
And as you calmly drink in their fully formed beauty,
See if you can take the next few minutes to think about the gifts in your own life right now that have fully blossomed.
Relationships, circumstances or things whose blessings in your life are big and easy to see.
And as you do, allow yourself to be filled with gratitude for each of them.
Now take a deep breath in, inviting in the lightness and gratitude,
And exhale deeper into relaxation.
Bring yourself back to your garden.
And again, be in this peaceful, familiar place.
And this time, notice that some of the plants, vegetables and flowers are hidden, still in the process of growing.
Some are still underground,
Some are still seedlings,
And some are adolescent versions of who they aspire to be, not yet fully matured.
See if you can take the next few minutes to think about the gifts in your own life that are not yet fully matured or not so obvious. Perhaps blessings that seem small or insignificant right now, but when you think about them, are deeply impactful to the garden of your life.
And as you think about these things, allow yourself to be filled with intense gratitude for each of them.
Now take a deep breath in, savoring the lightness and gratitude,
And exhale all the air out, feeling refreshed and calm.
There is so much good in your life right now.
Let yourself be here and peacefully sit in your garden of blessings.