Learn about the Mindful Attitude of Gratitude to help support your formal (meditation) and informal (day to day) practice of mindfulness. Bring this attitude into practice and navigate life with a greater degree of clarity, calm and connection.
Use the attitude to guide your formal meditation practice, or as an informal reminder throughout
Below are some resources on Gratitude compiled by the Happy Melon Team to be shared with you. Enjoy listening, reading and watching. Stay connected and let us know what you loved, or share your own resources with us in return!
DAILY GRATITUDE PRACTICE
Our fitness legend Tilly Bell-Wilcock‘s simple daily gratitude practice.
“Implementing a daily gratitude ‘practise’ is so important for me and cultivates a beautiful mindset both as I start my day and before I go to bed. It is something beautiful for me that adds structure but is so easy and simple.
I simply write down 3 things that I am grateful for in the morning when I wake up and again just before I go to sleep.
Especially in this time of worry and stress it has been an important tool to create calm and positivity in my life.”
A clarifying and direct quote on the nature of gratitude by the English poet David Whyte.
“Gratitude… is not a passive response to something we have been given, gratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without us. Gratitude is not necessarily something that is shown after the event, it is the deep, a priori state of attention that shows we understand and are equal to the gifted nature of life.” – David Whyte – Consolations, The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
Whether you have kids and are looking for ways to teach them the practice of gratitude or whether you are just a big kid at heart, these simple and effective games and activities are a great way to connect with the attitude of gratitude. Our top three favourites are:
It’s all well and good to discuss this powerful attitude and all the ways we can cultivate it, but we wanted to go further than just the ‘feel-good’ stuff… so we sought out the science behind gratitude.
This article talks about the benefits of writing our gratitude down and it’s positive impact on our mental health. Read the full article here. Want to take up this practice? You’ll need a helpful guided gratitude journal to follow. Find one here.
Our Corporate Wellness Lead shares a wonderful article on the importance of gratitude in the workplace.
Gratitude in the workplace is critical because it satisfies the psychological need to feel a sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves – to feel a sense of meaning at work, which leaves us more empowered to reach our fullest potential.
We’re grateful for great playlists! The kind you can practice to, sing out loud to, or have on in the background while you’re making dinner with the family.
This playlist from one of our favourite international Yogis Kate Gillespie encompasses all of the above. Enjoy!
Move and meditate with us in-studio and online to continue cultivating the mindful attitude of gratitude. Book a class here.