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Gratitude By Jennifer Urezzio


I’m a spiritual teacher, and I’m really action oriented. This can create several conflicts in my spiritual practices. One of the conflicts that I experienced was expressing gratitude.


To me, gratitude wasn’t practical (I want you to know I’m laughing really hard as I write this, because it is the most practical spiritual practice that there is). To me, gratitude was too passive. I wanted action, so I would either do lip service gratitude or what I call the “drive by” gratitude. This is gratitude done really, really fast just so I could get to the complaints. Drive by gratitude sounds a little like this…


“Hey, God thanks so much for the six new clients today but why didn’t the possible client 7 want to work with me? I’m still not feeling or get- ting enough!”


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Again, here’s the irony. Just because we have knowledge, doesn’t mean that we have wisdom. I know that when you are grateful for a situa- tion, item, and/or a relationship and express it, you are focusing on that situation and so it multiplies.


That item in red? That’s what was happening in my life. That was how I was expressing gratitude. I wasn’t fully present or focused on the amazing moments of my life. I was putting all my power behind the struggle.


“Gratitude is the most practical spiritual practi extended out to you and others will create e


What pops out for you in this sen- tence?


Referrals, Amazing Time with Friends and Family, Money in the Bank, One Session Canceled, Radio Interview, Great Feedback


Dec/Jan 2011-2012


So I began a journey to practice gratitude in a way that resonated with me. Not the way I was told, not the way the books said or my spiritual mentor suggested, but the way that resonated with me mind, body and spirit.


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