Gratitude is a way of returning energy for energy received.Swami KriyanandaOnly a thief takes without paying for what he gets. And one who accepts a kindness without returning gratitude, as though the kindness were his by right, demeans both the giver and himself. He demeans the giver, because by ingratitude he implies that the kindness was inspired by selfish motives. And he demeans himself, because by giving nothing in return he breaks the cycle of creativity, without which prosperity’s flow, both materially and spiritually, is blocked.
Accept nothing, inwardly, for yourself, but offer everything to God. Don’t let yourself be bought by others’ kindnesses. Be grateful to them above all in your soul, by blessing or praying for them. Give gratitude first of all to God, from Whom alone all blessings truly come.
Give gratitude first of all to God, from Whom alone all blessings truly come.
I give thanks to the giver behind each gift, and to the one Giver behind all that I receive. My gratitude rises with devotion’s incense to the throne of Omnipresence.
I thank Thee, Lord, for all Thy blessings. But most of all, I thank Thee for Thy love.
–Affirmations for Self Healing
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