GRATITUDE


Learn to Make the Greatest Wish of All

by Guy Finley

Key Lesson: We must learn to wish for whatever life brings us, for there is no other way to earn the kind of unshakable gratitude that lets us live with grace.

Unlock the Secret of the Ages

The only way a man or woman will ever know a life without conflict is when they see the Love behind everything that happens — not by imagination, but through direct participation, recognition. There is never a moment that God’s will isn’t actually pouring down on us in one shape or form of energy or another. It is never not taking place, which means that we can always be in alignment with a greater will by giving ourselves up to it.

How do we give ourselves up to it? We have to recognize it in that moment where we are stirred, both positively and negatively. Have you ever noticed how little you think of God when things are fantastic? Real gratitude is born out of a certain substance created in the human heart whose very content is born out of recognizing that Love is actually behind everything that is happening to us — if only we recognized the story and the storyteller and gave ourselves to that will accordingly.

This is the great task. This is the true rebirth in a human being, because rebirth is simply the awakening to and the revelation of something that is waiting to be stirred and seeded in us. A new life is born inside of us from consenting to a relationship with God, and that love that we form within us as we see the goodness of His life. The conception that takes place inside of a soul is the revelation and the birth of this Life, Christ, Truth, Goodness that is in conflict with nothing.

This is the mystery of the ages, the secret of all things, because it doesn’t require you and I to do anything other than simply be willing to give our will to what we have seen is right and good and true. It’s all around us, and one day you’ll see it. You won’t walk through your day without recognizing that when an impression comes, it’s literally a moment in which you say, “Thanks for helping me to remember why I’m here.” And as you remember more and more this relationship born in you is that which gave you the relationship, then you have a life that does not have conflict in it because it is fulfilling the purpose of creation.

This article is excerpted from The Lost Secrets of Prayer (a live classroom talk.).

 

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