In a recent discourse, Guruji Mahendra Trivedi emphasized the importance of gratitude in our lives. Gratitude is a subject Guruji has spoken about many times, and this time he spoke about it in a deeper way, looking at a new facet of it. Gratitude as a character, not as a word. It is easy to say words like “I’m grateful” but if there is not your character behind the words they are empty and meaningless. Whatever you want to give to others, you must first have that ownership.
To receive Divine Grace in our lives we need to adapt to basic fundamentals such as honesty, loyalty, sacrifice, caring, courage, value of commitment and respect. This is the pathway to Divine. But if we don’t have the character of gratitude, they will not make a difference. Gratitude and these fundamentals are a package deal. It holds and binds all of these attributes together. Gratitude is the connector to Divine. If you don’t have it, it is like running around a house full of electricity with a computer but not a cord to connect it while wondering why the computer isn’t working.
Guruji has taught us to be grateful for everything- even what we may perceive as “bad”. Divine gives us everything and the hardest lessons and struggles in life are the ones where we can grow, transform and flourish if we adapt the perspective to see it that way. Something difficult is always a signal of what is needed for your growth.
Gratitude gives you the awareness in life to see and respect anything that has value.
You will recognize Divine Grace everywhere- in people’s faces, in the beauty of animals, plants and trees. You will even recognize which countries, cities and towns have Divine Grace.
Be grateful for the gifts you have and put them to use. The more useful and problem-solving something or someone is, the more value it has in the marketplace.
Gratitude will bring you opportunities in life and the right people will come forward to help you along your journey. This is the way we succeed in life without compromise.
Gratitude will give you everything.
The character of gratitude is the key to connection with Divine. It makes us eligible for Divine Grace. Divine Grace will lead to a truly happy life. And who doesn’t want that?