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#1. Our happiness hinges not on good luck; it hinges on peace of heart. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#2. Only gratefulness, in the form of limitless openness for surprise, lays hold of the fullness of life in hope. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#3. Beauty seen makes the one who sees it more beautiful. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#4. " ... One can learn to focus on 'opportunity' as the gift within every given moment. This attitude towards life always improves the situation. Even in times of sickness, someone who habitually practices grateful living will look for the opportunity that a given moment offers and use it creatively." - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#5. We can't really waste our time; we have to see that we are all in the same boat and that different religious traditions point in the same direction, and now let's get moving together, doing something for peace. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#6. The root of joy is gratefulness ... It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#7. Faith is the courageous confidence that trusts in the Source of all gifts. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#8. The universe is gratis. It cannot be earned, nor need it be earned. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#9. By looking up, by raising our eyes above our limited horizon, we are more likely to perceive the blessings hidden in affliction. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#10. "The root of joy is gratefulness." - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#11. Gratefulness has the courage to trust and so overcomes fear. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#12. Eyes see only light, ears hear only sound, but a listening heart perceives meaning. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#13. Gratefulness is not just saying "thank you." It's acting. It is being yourself. A mother is grateful, shows gratefulness by mothering, a scientist by doing science. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#14. " ... Grateful living makes life meaningful and full of joy." - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#15. The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#16. Any place is sacred ground, for it can become a place of encounter with the divine Presence. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#17. The artist ought to know that a thousand painful deaths always lead into greater life. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#18. What is necessary when we want to face reality? Stillness. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#19. Gratefulness is the gallantry of a heart ready to rise to the opportunity a given moment offers. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#20. In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#21. Home and journey together constitute the creative polarity of the heart, the two dimensions we must cultivate if we want to 'develop the heart. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#22. Each string of a wind harp responds with a different note to the same breeze. What activity makes you personally resonate most strongly, most deeply? - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#23. In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#24. If you learn to respond as if it's the first day in your life and the very last day, then you will have spent this day very well. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#25. Gratitude is here presented as more than a feeling, a virtue, or an experience; gratitude emerges as an attitude we can freely choose in order to create a better life for ourselves and for others. The Nigerian Hausa put it this way: Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#26. What brings fulfillment is gratefulness, the simple response of our heart to this life in all its fullness. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#27. Try pausing right before and right after undertaking a new action, even something simple like putting a key in a lock to open a door. Such pauses take a brief moment, yet they have the effect of decompressing time and centering you. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#28. Each one of us is called to become that great song that comes out of the silence, and the more we let ourselves down into that great silence the more we become capable of singing that great song. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#29. The challenge is to learn to respond immediately to whatever it is time for. Not to wonder whether you have time for it or whether you like it, but simply to respond when it is time. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#30. Can you be grateful for everything? No. But in every moment. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#31. Gratefulness is the great task, the how of our spiritual work, because, rightly understood, it re-roots us. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#32. Joy is that kind of happiness that does not depend on what happens. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#33. Look closely and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. The opposite of gratefulness is just taking everything for granted. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#34. Impatience makes us get ahead of ourselves, reaching out for something in the future and not really being content with where we are, here and now. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#35. Gratefulness makes us aware of the gift and makes us happy. As long
as we take things for granted they don't make us happy. Gratefulness is
the key to happiness. Practicing gratitude is so central to my spirituality. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#36. Monastic contemplatives have staked out a clearly limited area to be transformed by contemplation: the monastery. Lay contemplatives face the challenge of transforming the whole world. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#37. Through people that I did know or through things that I did touch, I am connected with everything that ever was and everything that ever will be. Everything hangs together with everything. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#38. Gratefulness is that fullness of life for which we are all thirsting. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#39. As I express my gratitude, I become more deeply aware of it. And the greater my awareness, the greater my need to express it. What happens here is a spiraling ascent, a process of growth in ever expanding circles around a steady center. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#40. Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being ... Wherever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#41. We have thousands of opportunities every day to be grateful: for having good weather, to have slept well last night, to be able to get up, to be healthy, to have enough to eat ... There's opportunity upon opportunity to be grateful; that's what life is. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#42. Blessing is the lifeblood throbbing through the universe. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#43. Order is the disposition of things in which each gives to the other its room, its own proper place. That's the external aspect. The other is that order that springs from love: there's no other way of establishing order except through love. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#44. "The Holy Spirit ... wants to flow through us and realize all these wonderful possibilities in the world - if we only open ourselves and allow it to happen." - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#45. Solitude without togetherness deteriorates into loneliness. One needs strong roots in togetherness to be solitary rather than lonely when one is alone. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#46. A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#47. The goal is partly the enjoyment; it doesn't come later, but within the very process of the struggle. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#48. The experience of love and the experience of death destroy the illusion of our self-sufficiency. The two are closely connected, and to become fully human we must experience both of them. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#49. One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness has the power to dissolve the ties of our alienation. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#50. The hope that is left after all your hopes are gone - that is pure hope, rooted in the heart. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#51. Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy
because we will always want to have something else or something more. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#52. Gratefulness is the inner gesture of giving meaning to our life by receiving life as gift. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#53. A lifetime may not be long enough to attune ourselves fully to the harmony of the universe. But just to become aware that we can resonate with it
that alone can be like waking up from a dream. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#54. People who have faith in life are like swimmers who entrust themselves to a rushing river. They neither abandon themselves to its current nor try to resist it. Rather, they adjust their every movement to the watercourse, use it with purpose and skill, and enjoy the adventure. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#55. Truth is something we discover by carrying it out. It is not a list of statements, but a direction of life. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#56. From experience we know that whenever we are truly awake and alive, we are also truly grateful. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#57. Love is saying yes to belonging. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#58. There is no one harder to live with than an artist. Therefore an artist is a real gift because he or she raises the sanctity of everyone else in the community. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#59. As we learn to give thanks for all of life and death, for all of this given world of ours, we find a deep joy. It is the joy of trust, the joy of faith in the faithfulness at the heart of all things. It is the joy of gratefulness in touch with the fullness of life. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#60. Any change in attitude changes the way one sees the world, and this in turn changes the way one acts. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#61. Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise then you will discover the fullness of your life. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#62. At any moment the fully present mind can shatter time and burst into Now. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#63. If you're really mind-full, and if you underline that aspect of fullness, wholeness, or wholeheartedness, it reveals the gift character of everything. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#64. Everything is a gift. The degree to which we are awake to this truth is a measure of our gratefullness, and gratefullness is a measure of our aliveness. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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#65. We are never more than one grateful thought away from peace of heart. - Author: David Steindl-Rast
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