.Gratitude as a revolutionary act takes approx 2mins to read.
Have you heard of the advertiser’s Law of Dissatisfaction?
It’s the engine driving the consumer merry-go-round. How we should look, what we should eat, use, drive, wear and so on fuels the engine. Celebrities, films, TV programmes, social and other media define ways of living which value possessions and appearance over anything else.
In this society there will always be something more we could purchase to enhance our lives in some way. Whether this is actually true matters not. It is the illusion that it will, that feeds the system.
Feelings of insecurity can arise if we lag behind in some way. If we don’t have the latest, next best thing that everyone else seems to; we are judged as less than, there is something amiss if we don’t have it.
Joanna Macy calls it a virus and states that,
“The consumer lifestyle isn’t just wrecking our world; it is also making us miserable.”
In the 5 min video below Joanna explains this in more detail and calls us to Practice Gratitude as a REVOLUTIONARY ACT. Not only is it liberating and subversive, you get to feel better, and save the planet.
What an excellent idea.
I like subversion, anything to break free of the chains of illusion and delusion created by the Industrial Growth consumer society.
When we count our blessings we reconnect with ourselves, others and the world around us. By focusing on what we DO have, what IS working and HOW fortunate we are, squeezes out feelings of lack.
The incessant drone of dissatisfaction emanating from consumerism dissolves in the glow of satisfaction, appreciation and joy.
I invite you to join this revolution by starting a Gratitude Practice.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
To read more about Gratitude check out:
Disclaimer: The views expressed here, in blog posts and on the website Change Is Always Possible are those of the author Mairi Stones alone, and do not represent the views of any associated bodies. They do not diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. Information provided in this blog is not intended to substitute advice, treatment and/or diagnosis from qualified medical and nutritional professionals.