“Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.” (Baha’u’llah)
This teaching, a part of the Baha’i faith, initially puzzled me, but did not intrigue me at the time. Over the years I have pondered this, and matched the meaning with a variety of sources. It ranked there with “turn the other cheek” and other truisms throughout sacred teachings. What does this have to do with regaining wellness, you might ask?
I am glad you asked me that!
I was fascinated to read an article on the power of gratitude to actually change the human heart and molecular structure of the brain.
The whole article is available at this link. Do, please, have a look, take a good bit of time to read and digest this information.
We are living in a time of anger, hatred, an atmosphere of deprivation and isolationism. It is a time which, if you accept the premise, MUST lead to decreased wellness. Can I advise you, from the bottom of my heart – do not go down that path.
Seek wellness. Gratitude is a vital part of that seeking after wellness. True gratitude, for there is so much to be grateful for. Manifest that truth in our personal lives, in our minds and in our bodies.
Here’s to wellness!