The Mystery of Being Here
Fred Luskin, Ph.D., is the director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, a senior consultant in health promotion at Stanford University, and a professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, as well as an affiliate faculty member of the Greater Good Science Center. He is the author of Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness. This short video describes a way to live in gratitude with full recognition of the pain and suffering in the world.
For reflection alone or together:
Luskin suggests that "thankfulness for your very life" that we are here, conscious and able to love is something we often do not give ourselves time to fully feel. What might "touching the sacred mystery of being here" look like for you?
Luskin also suggests a regular practice of thankfulness will increase our well-being. How do you express gratitude?