Understanding the meaning of Gratitude 

Much like consciousness, gratitude has many unique levels. Essentially, gratitude is the best gift to give in addition to receive. Gratitude has to be heart-felt and sincere.  Show gratitude all the time and your focus is going to be on the beneficial and your attention is going to be placed on what you would like. There are an assortment of approaches to practice gratitude. 

Through keeping a gratitude journal, you’re probably going to grow your gratitude and through this, you will likely grow a number of other Christian qualities too. Then create a daily custom of gratitude, morning or night, run through the particular things you’ve got gratitude for. Expressing gratitude is proven to give people a large emotional liftGratitude is a great medicine. Although it is something which everyone can experience, some men and women appear to truly feel grateful more often than others. Expressing gratitude is an essential aspect that could reshape and transform any negative life situation into the success that you want.

At best, you will experience gratitude via the little number of methods by which you can delight in spending your free time when not on somebody else’s watch. Loosely defined, gratitude is the sensation of appreciation and thankfulness for all of the blessings and acts of kindness that you have gotten in your life. Gratitude gets us through the difficult stuff. It is among the simplest and most powerful strategies to transform your life. Gratitude and resentment or anger can’t reside in the same region at the very same moment.

Eat in Gratitude,  as the direction through which  you eat your food could be equally as vital as the sort of food which you eat. Gratitude is the ideal attitude. Employing gratitude to modify your attitude is such a very simple and rather effective jewel for self discovery.Seems somewhat trivial, but gratitude may change your life. Gratitude is an excellent motivator when you will need cooperation. Gratitude is actually a grace when you think about how it is able to make you feel. Gratitude is also an answer to the present. Gratitude isn’t a one-time event but instead a mindset which requires cultivation. Gratitude is a timeless instance of the concept that what you concentrate on, expands. Gratitude isn’t just the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all of the others.

When you’re in a state of gratitude,  you’re engaging in among the greatest vibrations one can experience. The condition of gratitude is a great thing for your well-being. You enter a place of gratitude for what you currently have. Taking a while to sit quietly and think about something you’re grateful for will help lower the negative ideas and feelings and replace them with positive ones. It also  helps you recover from trauma.  Gratitude was proven to play a major part overcoming trauma.


Happiness is easy. If you are quite grateful, life will change a good deal. There are those people  in your life, and there’s beauty on the planet. Expressing Gratitude is the key to Success. If you need to be effective in life, begin being grateful and thankful for all of the things you have. Give thanks for the many blessings you presently have in your life, and they’re going to increase. If you’re able to truly have a look at your life and everything in it and be grateful, you’re a great deal more likely to be content, and to bring in more of the exact same to yourself later on.

Not only is it a gift from God, it’s a present from God that you don’t even deserve. Truly happy individuals recognize that everything they have is not just a gift they don’t deserve, but that it’s a present to be used for God’s glory. One of the best gifts of gratitude is it is not possible to feel both positive and negative emotions at the very same moment. A disposition of gratitude is important for all of us to develop too. An attitude of gratitude can be rather infectious! You may use the attitude of gratitude to obtain more of the excellent things in life. 


The fantastic spiritual traditions all teach the worth of gratitude. You can begin your gratitude meditation practice by first choosing the right place that does not have any distractions. Practicing gratitude meditation on a normal basis is the best method to move towards happiness. So, when you say your gratitude prayer, think what you can do in order to give back, today. You could decide to say a very long gratitude prayer daily, listing the things for which you’re grateful. If you concentrate on what you do have, you are going to be astonished at the blessings that enter your life. 

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Why money isn’t everything, but power is

If I tell you money is overrated, I’m sure you’ll look at me like I’ve lost my mind. But from looking at how the world worked and still works, you will understand what I mean. If the people in power who mint and create money suddenly decide to stop, what will happen? Will the rich still be rich? That was why in the past, the truly wealthy had their wealth measured by gold.

The Gold standard was key because it was considered one of the most valuable assets. It was even more important because it was rare and was of a limited supply. The ground has to be dug to search for gold. These reason made it a mark of wealth. The same goes for silver and the not so respected bronze. Diamonds were a sign of wealth too (basically most natural resources), but gold, silver and bronze were key trading (buying and selling) materials.

In some places, cowries were used by the masses to buy and sell. Cowries were also natural to the earth, but they were not precious enough to make one rich. And of course the famous trade by barter. By observing trade by barter, you’ll see how money just acts as an exchange of value. The ancient ones gave something they had for what they wanted. For example, someone who wanted to buy a small/ medium plot of land would negotiate with the seller on what was needed in exchange. This kind of big transaction was mainly done by the rich and the exchange was likely gold or silver. But a lower value person who lacked gold might suggest given 5 rolls of cotton and 100 potatoes. If the buyer and the seller agree on this value of exchange, the sale is made. But this was stressful many times, as the seller might not want what the buyer has. This lead to the buyer doing barters with other people to get what the seller values.

So basically money is an affirmation of someone’s value. What does this person have that can make me have what I want? But money is a controlled supplied entity, unlike gold. And even the latest buzz in the financial field, Bitcoin (and other crypto currency) is still a controlled supplied entity. Though Bitcoin might have a fixed number in existence and cannot increase, it still isn’t gold. The nature of the coins are just like Fiat money – Absolutely changeable and unstable. It can crash and increase depending on how the strings are pulled.

Now to the other part of the title “…, but power is”. Defining power in the first place is a complex subject. It has so many definitions and sometimes blended in with authority. At the end of the day, power is simply the ability to control. Whatever controls someone has power over the person. Let’s say I have a boss, he tells me when to go and when to come. He has power over me. If I’m susceptible to being controlled by my emotions, it has power over me.

Are all powers bad? No. And vice versa for the opposite question. The people who created the system of money have the power. The people who created the system of crypto currency have the power. Well, God created Gold and we all know of His power. Take note that I am not condemning money ( As me and money attract and like each other), but rather the thinking of forgetting that the world is ruled by power.

No, the world is not ruled by money like you’ve been made to think. Because if money is a show of inherent value, obviously those who have power will have it. It’s like a bird having feathers. That’s easy, because all you need to do is be a bird, feathers are part of the bundle. There can be a country today that solely decides not to have a currency and it can be a wealthy nation. It’s just that the powers that be will not like it and try to suppress them. Why does the world all follow the US dollars? Even when pounds and Euros have an higher value. Power. That’s to show you how people follow power first.

Actually when people say that they need money, they mean something else. Most times, it’s many other things. They might mean that they want to enjoy the luxury of wealth. Or they want to have new clothes, visit another country, build a house, buy books, etc. Money is just a synonym of ” Enough value to have what I want”. What about credit cards? Those pieces of cards that lets you get stuff free that you have to pay for later. That is still perceived value. That money does not currently exist for you, but you are allowed to buy while your value decreases. You have to pay back, or you get into debt as a valueless person.

So, value is synonymous to power as money is synonymous to wealth. The unwise chase money as a means to no end and do not get much of it. While those who understand the concept and creation of money, get as much of it as they want. This is because they strive for power, as much as they want to acquire. Then money cannot control them, but works for them. And if money turns to rubbish today, it will not affect their wealth.

Why you should not have a new year’s resolution

I remember those days when I was younger, before every new year I will think about resolutions to make. Sometimes I would have lists, though this lists most times did not make it into February. Then I reached a point where I stopped having them. A simple realization hit me, new year resolutions are just wishful thinking. Many people think that the start of a new year gives then superhuman strength to perform deeds to drastically change their lives. They believe that creating new year ‘goals’ mean something.

But that is not how life works. A new year is just like another new day. Vowing to do something just because it’s the beginning to of the new year means nothing – Nada, Ziltch. So, rather than have a ‘new year resolution’ have a lifetime resolution. This type of resolution will be practiced, remembered and renewed in your daily life. And most importantly this resolution must be followed with action. Without consistent action, all goals are just wishes.

4 words you should never use

According to the laws of attraction and the well known power of the tongue, we now know that our words mold our life. Whatever we say manifests itself in someway or another. Knowing this, it is best that we choose our words right in order to live a right life.

These words should be removed from your vocabulary today:

  1. Can’t: This word signifies disbelief and lack of fate. When you say that you can’t do something, it is an agreement of failure. Doing something which you have not done before might be hard, that does not make it impossible. Saying that you can’t will most likely make things more difficult for you. Instead of using this word use the word “can. Embrace the possibilities of existence.
  2. Not : It is a known fact that the brain doesn’t recognize ‘not’. In fact, it doesn’t take note of a negated word. If you say, “I will not get sick”, your brain is interpreting it as “I will get sick”. This being the case, you have to use positive statements to describe yourself. For example “I will stay healthy” is a better option.
  3. Wish: Except when you are writing a poem, you should not be wishing about anything. Wish is a word of nonchalant powerlessness. This word distracts from action. It is admitting to not having power over your life and not wanting to do anything about it. Wishing puts you in the state of lack and you are left in a fantasy hope. Instead the word “will” can be used. ‘I will get that house’ not ‘ ‘I wish I could get that house’
  4. Need: This word creates situations of material poverty and intellectual poverty. To need means not having. To declare that one need something means one believes in scarcity of that thing. This negates the law that everything in this world is more than enough to go round. Therefore this keeps people from getting what they should have. The word “have” should be used.

Superficiality? Why do Christians dress so well to go to church?

Have you noticed this trend in churches? The pastor usually wears a suit and the congregation are well dressed. If you ask anyone of them, they will say that they just want to look their best in the house of the lord. But why must people look good to go to church? The church has become a social gathering for many, making a casual outfit almost look out of place. It’s like it’s sinful to dress down when you go to church.

I see people looking like they are going for a party when they go to church. Such superficiality blurs the reason for going to church in the first place. However, I am not in support of the extreme notion some dominations take that is the opposite of this. Dressing down, not wearing jewellery and appearing peasant- like because you are going to church is also superficial. 

It seems to me that the church is lost between two extremes. One group which considers the church as a social outing and the other who use to church to show how holier than thou they are.

Solution for the show offs :Smaller churches in which there is a smaller need to be extravagant
Solution for the holier than thous: Bigger churches in which they will feel the need to appear more presentable.

The balance is in the moderation

Does God hate?

This is one question many do not have the answer to. However, it is an important one. God does hate. From a biblical perspective, God has hated, hates and he still will hate. Esau was hated by God, God hates workers of evil (yet he loves them and wants them to repent?), God hates the devil. Some holier than thou people try to shame others out of hating. 

They say, “but God does not hate, God is love”. Just as God is love, He is also vengeance and hate. There is such a thing as righteous anger you know? The same goes for hate. Hate can be righteous. Tell me anyone who loves satan (that is not a satanist or worker of evil)?

 We have enemies in this world that we can never win over. The question is should we love them? If God hates certain things, can we also? My answer is yes. The difference is not letting hate consume you as it does to some unforgiving people. Hate sets the boundaries of what you stand for and the things you are not for. I cannot expect someone to love the devil, why then will we expect ourselves not to hate him?

Remind yourself to be great everyday

 Live life fully everyday.  When you wake up in the morning, feel alive. Start your day with possibilities, this is very important. It does not matter what you think is, what matters is all that can be. There is no way that you will be miserable when you start your day feeling alive. But many of us wake up feeling the burden of the previous day. The mistakes and sadness of yesterday should remain in the past.

 A fresh chance to change our lives comes with a new frame of mind. Being enthusiast about life opens us to the possibility of a fulfilling present and future. Do not start any day thinking it will be a bad day, but enjoy the opportunity of another day of creation and manifestation. Everyday should spark up new ideas in you, not another day to mope or drown in the past. Infact, every minute of the day (except when it is time for rest) should be used creatively, not for brooding or idleness. We all have passions and everytime we work towards them, we remember to be great. This will make our lives worthwhile both in the long run and in ‘the short run’.