Recognizing the riches in one’s life brings joy and perspective. Active gratitude vanquishes the demon of entitlement, and nullifies the affliction of taking for granted. No matter what one is appreciating in a moment, that very act of noticing, of acknowledging it as richness, is a blessing to one’s life and is a feature of the Path of Awakening. We are awakening from the somnambulism of not noticing, not realizing, and therefore the abundance and goodness that is part of one’s life cannot be lived as the blessing it is.
This noticing and gratitude brings the value of life’s abundance into our awareness, but only through the action of wishing the same for others is appreciation and gratitude transformed into a gateway of liberation for all.