Saturday, August 25th, 2012 Focus: I appreciate what I already have rather than keep running towards what I don’t have.

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Focus: I appreciate what I already have rather than keep running towards what I don’t have.
The inherent myth of a purely materialistic life is the belief that if we have more, know more and do more we will be happy. This materialistic myth creates the addictive mind-set we call the “more syndrome.”

The “more syndrome” keeps alive the hope and dream that just a bit “more” will bring happiness. The “more syndrome” keeps us running toward an imagined happiness and away from some imagined suffering, but the constant running itself creates suffering. The running keeps us out of touch with our spirit.

The mindful act of surrendering to what is already here slows the momentum of the more syndrome. Through this act of surrender we can begin to appreciate what we already have instead of always running toward what we do not have. The spiritual quality of gratitude awakens naturally as the more syndrome winds down.

Excerpted from: Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation: Developing the Quality of Gratitude
by Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson.

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