Friday, April 3, 2009

Groovin' on the G-Word

We live in a world where we are told in many different ways to chase success.

That being said, any definition of success is a personal one.

Very personal.

So to, is the decision as to whether or not to pursue what you would consider to be success.

But, if you have made a decision that a certain level of success matters, you are probably aware by now that success is a byproduct of what many refer to as the Law of Attraction.

Dr. Deepak Chopra uncovered the "secret" in 1995 with "The 7 Spiritual Laws to Success", where he explains achieving success is governed by the same laws that govern all of nature; which is to judge nothing and be grateful for everything. As Chopra puts it, "I tell friends to just put your attention in your heart and think of all the things you're grateful for. If you just do that, you can't have ego and gratitude at the same time".

Could it be that simple?

Being grateful.

Feeling a sense of gratitude.

Does finding success go hand-in-hand with the G-Word?

Is it the ONE word that is key to unlocking the greatness existing within each of us?

If nothing else, a feeling of gratitude beats the hell out of feeling lousy. If you want to split hairs and get academic about it, there is no shortage of data to dig into. Research shows grateful people have, “higher reported levels of positive states of enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness and energy ”. Psychologist Alice Isen of Cornell University adds, expressing gratitude triggers a release of dopamine, the chemical in the brain associated with happiness. “It activates the parts of the brain in which complex thinking and conflict resolution are thought to be headquartered.”

Today on TSB we are grateful to share several perspectives on the G-Word, beginning with best-selling author, Esther Hicks. She has co-authored nine books with her husband Jerry Hicks and presents workshops on the Law of Attraction based on translations of thought Esther channels from a source called "Abraham".

The essence of Abraham–Hicks' teachings since 1986 include:

- You are a physical extension of that which is non-physical.
- The basis of your life is freedom; the purpose of your life is joy.
- You are a creator; you create with your every thought.
- Anything that you can imagine is yours to be or do or have.
- Actions to be taken and money to be exchanged are by-products of your focus on joy.

And we're only scratching the surface. You could spend quite some time digging up even more dirt on the G-Word:

It would appear Matt and Brad have taken the G-Word to heart.

And to their feet.

Out on the street.

Their high-energy, powerful teachings of “Living the GratiDude Way” have been sweeping the planet like wildfire. Matthew Ashdown and Brad Morris, otherwise known as, “The GratiDudes" believe the G-Word is the answer to creating SOUL-utions to ALL of our problems.

The GratiDudes have toured North America speaking to thousands of people, in classrooms and conferences. They’ve also appeared on "Good Morning America" and hosted one of the top online radio shows on Voice America in 2008, called “Manifesting Awesomeness”.

They made the video in the summer of 2007 in Victoria, B.C. How did they find the dancers? As Brad explains, “We told them it was International Gratitude Day so they would feel obligated”.

As it turned out, only half those asked felt “obligated.”

Millions are grateful that they did.

What has you feeling a sense of gratitude today?

“Of all the ‘attitudes’ we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing” ZIG ZIGLAR

p.s... Thanks to LT & TD for inspiring this post.


Pia said...

Ggggreat Post! Greatful,Greatful! That I am! Love your Blog! ;)

Gair Maxwell said...

Thanks very much Pia ... always delighted when we hear feedback such as yours ...