Limitless Gratitude means removing the boundaries that confine our thinking to believing that gratitude should only be expressed when life is good. It is easiest to find things that we are grateful for when we are happy with the way our lives are going.
What about the times when things aren’t as you may have imagined? I find that it is hardest to be grateful for anything when I do not feel my best. On the days when it doesn’t rain it pours and nothing seems to go correctly… How do I reposition my thinking to remind myself that Gratitude should be Limitless?
Believing that Gratitude is Limitless is not just removing a border, it’s removing the barriers that prevent us from expressing a lifestyle in gratitude, always.
Recently, I ventured to Superblue Art in Miami, FL and was truly inspired by some of the exhibits there. Unbeknown to me, one of the exhibits was a Limitless WhiteOut. Imagine creating something that completely removes your senses. This immersive WhiteOut was something similar to a BlackOut (Complete Sensory Deprivation). With the subtle exception that everything in the giant room was white instead of pitch black darkness.
The inability to interpret a beginning or end of the experience, was truly enlightening. As I stood in that WhiteOut room, I was reminded of why it is important that we express gratitude as limitless. By removing the focus on a beginning and an end, what is there really left? The present moment. If the present moment is all we really have at any given moment in time… then why would we not exhibit gratitude towards it? If we don’t have the past and can’t expect the future, the present is all we have regardless of circumstances whether positive or negative.
A life in a state of gratitude leaves no room for complaining. At the end of the day, it is truly impossible to be truly grateful and be filled with negativity and ungratefulness at the same time.