“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, thank you, that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart
Definition of Appreciation: Recognition of the quality, value, significance, or magnitude of people and things.
Practising appreciation is one of the most powerful things that someone can do to positively improve their life. In a state of appreciation there is increased wellbeing, greater inspiration, solutions appear and more of the beauty of life is revealed. In the frequency of appreciation the world also takes on a different quality with the same things and situations appearing and feeling completely different.
Not only does appreciation feel wonderful but according to the Law of Attraction, being in a state of appreciation exerts a tangible impact on your physical environment that attracts more positive things into your life. Furthermore, when you are appreciating you are highly influential as you have significantly more positive energy flowing through you. In addition appreciation of people and situations has a positive influence whether you express that appreciation verbally or not as the influence of positive thought is working on an energetic, non-physical level.
Appreciation also puts you more in control of your life. Sometimes people feel that they want appreciation from others, however it has been said that whether you are being appreciated or appreciating it feels the same and you have complete control over whether you choose to appreciate or not.
People often wonder whether if they appreciate something challenging or unwanted whether they will then get more of it but the opposite is true, appreciation frees you from any challenging situations as the fastest way to get from where you are to where you want to be is to make the best of where you are. When you make the best of something one of two things will happen, either you will elicit more good from what you are focused on and it will positively transform into something more desired or something new that is more of a match to what you want will come into your life experience.
As you are thinking thoughts all day every day in order to see the benefits of appreciation, it is usually necessary to practice it regularly. It is very beneficial to write down 50 to 100 things that you appreciate every day. It is particularly powerful to do the list in writing rather than just in your head as writing the list increases your point of positive attraction. The key thing is that the things that you write are things that you genuinely appreciate, not things that you think that you ‘should’ appreciate. You can write anything that you appreciate: it could be particular people in your life, how far you’ve come on your journey, particular positive emotions that you remember feeling, things about you home, good things that have happened, things about your job, absolutely anything…. You can also appreciate things that might seem quite simple and everyday such as having hot water, your kitchen appliances, being able to breathe and the sun coming up.
It is actually not so key what you appreciate but rather taking the time to appreciate anything begins to train your mind to focus on more of the positive things in your life which allows you to feel happier and draws more good things to you. Also as thoughts not only attract experiences and things but also other similar thoughts, the more you appreciate the more you will have access to more positive thoughts on the same frequency. In addition through appreciating regularly, you will begin to notice how much there is already in your life for which to feel appreciation.