The other secret—gratitude
The message to the movie is so simple. Cultivate gratitude and follow your bliss.
Gratitude is indeed a huge part of the message of the movie. A segment of the film discussed in detail how important it is to be grateful for what we already have. Some of the speakers told of their habit of reviewing their life with gratitude upon waking each morning, or when brushing their teeth.
It's hard to overestimate the power of gratitude. Mary Baker Eddy gives us this well-known equation:
Are we really grateful for the good already received? Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more.
I think of it as an equation, because the math is irrefutable. If grateful, then availing. Through availing, we become fit for more. It's a never-ending spiral of blessing, an illustration of this metaphor from Science and Health: "God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis."
Thanks, Rita, for that reminder—today I'll be more mindful of gratitude.
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