Quest For Gratitude

woman gratitudeFinding the zest in living is an everyday quest. To see what we look at; To feel what we are touching; To sense what is touching us; To be aware of emotion; To witness a thought; To choose our actions; To trust the pain; To experience loving; To know the hope within uncertainty – these are the things that challenge the death that lies within numbness and reactivity.

A quest, which we could call Sacred, for a Moment, which we could call Holy.  Those are good reminders, but they sound so lofty we might tire of them eventually, too. So we quest to simply be aware of the present and all it contains.

We can’t have Gratitude without awareness. Because we are so easily distracted from being aware, the moment seems elusive. When our quest brings us awareness of this breath-moment, there is a quickening, a gratitude for being witness to whatever ‘it’ is, right now.

Inevitably, as all things do, the moment passes and we move on to the unknown next, carrying the attitude of all brave, quest-bound adventurers: curious, open and alive.

Please enjoy this beautiful short film, “Gratitude- A Short Film ” by Louie Schwartzberg.

<p><a href=”″>Gratitude: The Short Film by Louie Schwartzberg</a> from <a href=””>ecodads</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


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