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Gratitude on this Day: Mondays Mindful Quote with Meister Eckhart

One of the wonderful things about holidays is their often explicit reminders to express gratitude in one way or another. I’m writing this blog on Memorial Day, which is a time to express gratitude for our soldiers who have given their lives with the intention of creating and maintaining security and freedom.  In line with Mondays Mindful Quotes, Meister Eckhart said,

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”

We often take our freedoms for granted. Take this moment to consider your freedoms in this world. Do you have freedom of speech, the right to vote, and the freedom to practice personal religion?

What other freedoms do you have that you might be taking for granted?

Gratitude has been shown to do wonders for mental health, so go ahead and reflect on or write below what you are grateful for in respect to the freedoms have in this country or the country you are in?

Here are a couple more posts on gratitude if you’re interested:

Go ahead and write below what you’re grateful for. Your interactions below provide a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.

Gratitude on this Day: Mondays Mindful Quote with Meister Eckhart

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is creator of the six month online program A Course in Mindful Living, author of the book Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler: Quick Exercises to Calm Your Mind, the premier eCourse Basics of Mindfulness Meditation: A 28 Day Program, the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations. Join The Now Effect Community for free Daily Now Moments and a Weekly Newsletter. Dr. Goldstein is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles.

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Goldstein, E. (2010). Gratitude on this Day: Mondays Mindful Quote with Meister Eckhart. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 20, 2018, from


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