We cannot predict the future, and living with this uncertainty asks us to experience a level of vulnerability that can often feel disconcerting. We understandably don’t desire to be surprised by difficult things, but in a state of vigilance we can also reduce our capacity to notice and experience wonder and delight. When we invite ourselves to surrender to, rather than control, life, we can cultivate greater ease and trust in all that we cannot know. “Courageous trust” is how Br. David Steindl-Rast refers to faith. Grateful Living calls us to actively cultivate courageous trust in life as we open ourselves to the mystery and possibility held in every moment, allowing us to expand our capacity to feel more at home in our dynamic, miraculous world.
Explore the relationship between trust and gratefulness through this curated collection of resources.
by The Grateful Living Team
Living with uncertainty asks us to experience a level of vulnerability that can often feel disconcerting. When we invite ourselves…
by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
Q: Life has handed me some very trying times lately. I have just been laid…
by Rose Zonetti
When we allow a calling whimsical or deep to take us, we revere the underlying…
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in praise of i don’t know
by Maya Stein
Mostly, what washes up at the beach isn’t whole, though our eyes are peeledfor the…
Trust in Love
by Green Renaissance
“It’s time to put the fear down and to pick up the heart and light…
The Renewing Power of Ritual
by Fabiana Fondevila
While doing any activity we cherish or find significant, we can stop and ask ourselves:…
Stories of Grateful Living
Gratitude for Shedding
by Alex Elle
In this story of Grateful Living, Alex Elle shares insight on how gratefulness relates to…
by Green Renaissance
“Do not fear silence, make peace with silence, for it is in the quiet moments…
Community Reflections: Seeds of Hope
by The Grateful Living Community
Our community reflects on the question “What seeds of hope am I actively planting and…
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