At its core, mindfulness is a heart-centered practice. Engaging in any Heart Practice one can experience the fundamental wholeness and goodness in ourselves and others, discovering the innate truth of our interdependence. We are never truly alone, not ever.
This gratitude meditation is based on the story of Sono a Zen master who hundreds of years ago in Japan, was known far and wide for her healing wisdom. No matter what the pain or affliction, Sono offered one simple remedy – Every day repeat this mantra:
“Thank you for everything, I have no complaints whatsoever.”
As the story goes, those who took her advice to heart found happiness and healing.
It is said that mindfulness is like a bird; it needs two wings to fly. The first wing is clear seeing, and understanding our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. The second wing is is compassion and the ability to attend and befriend it all. This meditation reminds us that we, like everyone person on the planet, are human and in that humanness, we have much in common.