Gratitude and joy must be practiced as we are given divine vitality, along with the accompanying powers of will, strength, and enthusiasm. Nevertheless, where is the energized, heightened, and exhilarated pulse that we would expect from such a chosen and capable group? We don’t hear as much laughter and life as we should.
A fully engaged human does not possess the vibrant, mad fury and stunning passion of a fully engaged animal. What happened to the shining souls whose hearts beat with racing enthusiasm? Is there any magnetism or fire left? In what state are gratitude, joy, spark, and charge?
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe. These moments change forever how we experience life and the world.
SARAH BAN BREATHNACH
We were created by that mysterious life energy. What happened to it? The dreams of our people have been drowned in a tide of cynicism and pessimism. It appears that the emotional energy of the world is flatlining. Many people have the appearance of drained life energy in their eyes, faces, conduct, and conversations.
The attitude of these people is devoid of vitality, freedom, and positivity. I notice how the faces of these old people seem sallow, weathered, and stern. You can hear the quiet, resigned tone of their conversation, like the whispers of a tired, dissolving tribe.
We tend to see buzz and excitement in our culture as a result of mass hysteria surrounding newfound opportunities for wealth and the manufactured lives of celebrities. The lives of distant narcissists and materialism have become more fascinating to a tragic number of people than their own lives. There is no reason for humans to become the lazy, tired, greedy, boring caricatures of gross abundance presented before us today.
Sadly, from afar, it seems that many people are resigned, that they have given up their remarkable potential, that they are consenting to creep rather than soar, and that they risk becoming a culture of low-aiming, negativity-spewing brats, and blamers. Every day, we see so many people we care about getting sucked into the awful whirlpool of negativity. This energy must be changed, as it is palpable. Rekindling the magic of life should be one of our main goals in life.
In the shadows of the joyless, or in the clutches of the energy vampires, we should not dwell in the darkness of our doubts. Our purpose in life is to live freely, vibrantly, joyfully, madly, consciously, lovingly, and enthusiastically. Nature gives us an inherent charge for such a life, and it is time to rekindle it. Under the bright and loving sunlight of the Divine, we should be radiant, grateful, buoyant, basking in our blessings and striving cheerfully toward our dreams.
To enjoy such a life, all you need is willpower and conditioning. We can cultivate a more positive and present pulse by reexamining our attitude and orientation to life. Let us declare: Gratitude and joy must be practiced.