Spotlight: Gratitude – The Key to a Meaningful Life

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Benedictine monk and world-renowned author Brother David Steindl-Rast says, “If you really understand this attitude of gratefulness, every moment gives you a unique opportunity. The difficulty that may come toward you is an opportunity for something else, and there is nothing to fear.” How can the spirit of gratitude change the world? How do your emotions hold you back from connecting to your loved ones, your work, and your life with renewed vitality, joy, and freedom? How is gratefulness the key to all the attitudes that all the great traditions have promoted? The answers to these and many other questions are explored with these wisdom leaders in four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions Archive.

 

 

 

David Steindl RastLiving In The Heart Of Gratitude
with Brother David Steindl-Rast

Program 2965
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Brother David suggests that gratefulness is the key to world transformation. “If you really understand this attitude of gratefulness, every moment gives you a unique opportunity. The difficulty that may come toward you is an opportunity for something else, and there is nothing to fear.” Read more »


Mary Manin MorrisseyUp Until Now
with Mary Morrissey

Program 2708
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Mary Morrissey says, “Your future isn’t determined by your facts, just as your destiny isn’t determined by your history.” As your dreams become a reality, you begin to recognize that your thoughts determine your experiences, “…not the circumstances, but the experience of those circumstances.” Read more »


Marshall RosenbergA Gentler Way To Communicate
with Marshall Rosenberg

Program 3141
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Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand, diagnose and to think and communicate in terms of “right” and “wrong” – all of which can generate needless conflict. Rosenberg has developed a form of communication that provides a peaceful alternative to the violence that underlies most of our communication. Read more »


Toinette LippeThe Wonders of Living Simply
with Toinette Lippe

Program 2941
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Lippe, a natural ecologist, believes the whole earth is a cornucopia.  “If you acknowledge that there is enough for everybody, then you don’t have to hold on to everything in case you might need it, the way most of us do with things we haven’t used for twenty years.” She’s the author of Nothing Left Over: A Plain and Simple Life. Read more »