God, that could mean so many things right? Pick up your sweet ___ and move along. Pick up your problems in an old green bag and throw them away. Pick up your life and embrace it. Pick up the trash, your room, your pieces. I want you to pick up the pieces of your life and look at them with appreciation. Can you just stop reading this and do that? Appreciate your life just as it is with all its flaws and glory. Radiance will stream from you if you do this one simple thing.
I want to explain appreciation as I embrace it at this moment. Gratitude means you are “greatful” when you get something you want. Appreciation is built on building blocks of wonder, curiosity, adventure, willingness, seeing things in a different light, and so much more. These aspects are the magic cake of your life and appreciation is the icing. When we look at things as good and bad, ask why something should have happened or why this happened, gossip, and judge others’ lives, we create great internal and external strife.
When we look at things through the rose-colored lens of appreciation there is no “supposed to” or “should” or “regret.” It simply means we are not at war with all that is. We aren’t trying to manipulate our lives. Instead we are unwrapping them as if they were a priceless jewel. This is regardless. Regardless, if your life is that of a celebrity – queen or pauper – without what you want or anything in between, will you make a vow to look at and into your life as if it was the most priceless possession you own? Once you do this, you will glimpse the truth of this. Your pricelessness.
This life can be about anything you want. If you want happiness, embrace appreciation; it turns moodiness into amazement. If you want lots of friends, befriend appreciation for everyone flocks to it. If you want your life to be about success, embrace appreciation for it will make you aware of the talents of others and how to incorporate them into your team. If you want total success (which is liberation by any name you choose), then embrace appreciation for even the Divine One is on 100,000,000% call for appreciation. What is chanting if not appreciating the Divine essence? What is meditation if not getting lost in the appreciation of the Divine till you merge into it? Appreciation makes everything grow. It is the HB-101 of life.
I want to know how far your appreciation goes. How does your appreciation invade every aspect of your life? How does your appreciation uplift you and others? Please talk to me about this for this is the only conversation worth having. Everything else is about “woe is me,” or “yeah is me.” Appreciation is “it is all me.” Appreciate you. Appreciate this moment. Appreciate everything simply appearing fabulous and horrid to you. For it is truly All Wahe Guru. Appreciation is the lens to see through.
Wahe Guru all Love and Appreciation to you,