Accepting and being grateful

Nov 2, 2010 6:59:00 AM / by Vu Long Tran

Being grateful and accepting what you have can be a challenge when everyone around you are all working hard towards their pursuit of the latest gadget, game, style, the new car, house - the next best thing...
But of those what do you really need? 

Deciphering what you need and want is difficult, but what you want can go down to the basic human needs. Maslow's hierarchy of needs details these as self-actualization, esteem, love and belonging, safety needs, physiological needs whereby most should of  us should already have what we need. 

In particular, 'accepting of the facts' within the self-actualization level. This includes accepting people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. As m ost of the time this moment is as it should be, that is, everything around us is how it should be. 

We tend want something more, which is okay as long as we try to not struggle and resist the present moment as much as possible, particularly since, as detailed in his book called, "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" , by Deepak Chopra, "The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called 'the present'."

We should try accept today's "present" and strive to live our lives accepting and being grateful for what we have already rather than always focusing on what we don't have. Just doing that can change the way you live live and hopefully allow you to spend more of your time and efforts enjoying your day as it is, rather than what you think it should or could be. A quote that I like sums it up nicely, "Change your thoughts and you change your world" - Norman Vincent Peale. I hope I have inspired you to accept, be happy and live your life today with what we have in the "present"...
Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC @pymetrics . ex-@Forrester consultant. Tweeting on #cloud, #cybersecurity, #equality and #tech tinkering!

    Lists by Topic