I am spending much time in the inquiry of what can occur in my life as I live in a state of appreciation.
It seems to me that the word appreciation has been taken lightly and just sort of lumped together with the word gratitude. I am experiencing that they are not the same. In fact, far from it and by the way, gratitude is an incredible state of being as well and I do not mean to diminish it’s importance with this inquiry on appreciation.
Here is what I am discovering to be different, appreciation is what comes first and gratitude comes after. Sort of the before and after pictures of the way I see life.
What I am discovering is that if I come from appreciation first, just as a way of being, then everything is perfection regardless to how it shows up. Meaning, it all has value. If that is so, then I have absolutely nothing to resist.
It is a huge difference in seeing everything through the eyes of its existing value rather than “trying to find” the value. Peace comes when I can come from a place of “the value is a given”. Then it becomes a life of wonderment.
In this state, what a world! I live in joy.