The first 12 days of the year, 12 works...
The spiritual Master Omraam Mikhael Aïvanhov always invited us to pay attention to the first 12 days of the new year. If we imagine that each of these first 12 days symbolizes the twelve months of the new year, when we decide to give them a special impetus, it strengthens our resolutions and helps get the year started on the right track. This is why we are offering you a small 'white stone' marker for each of those 12 days - a special extract from Omraam Mikhael Aïvanhov's Teachings, to reflect on during the day.
We hope you will find these helpful and that this daily practice will have a positive and lasting effect throughout the year.
This is the second day of the year ... representing February.
Gratitude: the key to happiness
"You come to me and complain, ‘Oh, how unhappy I am!’ I see that, but have you said ‘thank you,’ today?’ Thank you? Who should I thank and what have I got to be thankful for?’ ‘Well, can you walk and breathe?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘And did you have breakfast this morning?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘And you can open your mouth to talk?’ ‘Yes, again.’ ‘In that case, you should be grateful to God, because there are people who can neither walk nor eat nor open their mouths.’
You are unhappy because it never occurs to you to be grateful. If you want things to change, you must begin by recognizing that nothing is more wonderful than being alive and capable of moving about, seeing and talking.
Do you have any idea how many billions and billions of elements and particles are involved simply in keeping a human being alive? You never think of this, so you are always dissatisfied and resentful.
Be grateful. Tomorrow morning, as soon as you get up, give thanks to heaven. Many men and women will not wake up, or will wake up paralyzed. Think of that and say, ‘Thank you, Lord. You have given me life and health today; I promise to do your will."
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