May this curated collection of videos, essays, audio meditations, stories, and more help you build the spiritual musculature to make your way back from adversity to engage with life with greater hope, courage, and appreciation
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Resilience is a matter of having the spiritual musculature to make our way back from adversity to engaging with life with greater hope, courage, and appreciation. Perspective is a centerpiece of both gratefulness and resilience. Grateful Living helps us to gain perspective and become more resilient, trusting that there will always be difficulty, but with a heart open to learning and loving, we can recover from it, often with greater wisdom.
May this curated collection of videos, essays, audio meditations, stories, and more serve as a gentle companion.
Stop Being a Glass. Become a Lake.
by Carrie Newcomer
In such troubled times, it can feel as if the world has poured a handful…
Waking Up to What Is: Grateful in the Face of It All
by Kristi Nelson
The ability to wake up to another new day — one with which we will…
by David Whyte
To be courageous is not necessarily to go anywhere or do anything except to make…
Gratefulness: An Opportunity to Practice
by Kristi Nelson
Grateful Living often becomes a chosen practice once we recognize that we may not have…
One Thousand Cranes
by Green Renaissance
“Origami” comes from the Japanese language – “ori” meaning folded and “kami” meaning paper. For…
Transforming Difficult Emotions – A Guided Meditation
by Jack Kornfield
In this guided meditation, we will explore how to transform the difficult emotions that arise…
How Tuning In to Your Body Can Make You More Resilient
by Greater Good Science Center
By balancing our physiology and nervous systems, body-based practices can help us through hard times.
Because Even the Word Obstacle is an Obstacle
by Alison Luterman
Try to love everything that gets in your way: The Chinese women in flowered bathing…
“This Too Is Sacred” — Finding the Crack That Opens the Way for Gratitude
Remembering our connection with the sacred provides a clear pathway for gratitude to flow freely,…
The Gift to Sing
by James Weldon Johnson
Sometimes the mist overhangs my path, And blackening clouds about me cling; But, oh, I…
by Wavecrest Films
Filmmakers, Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman, made “Just Breathe” with their son, his classmates…
William Kamkwamba: How I Harnessed the Wind
In this TED Talk, young Malawian William Kamkwamba describes how he built a windmill to…