Gratitude is powerful and here is a reason to be grateful. If you live a typical western world life – this may put your life into perspective…
If we could shrink the Earth’s population of 7.5 Billion people to a village of precisely 100 people. With all existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this:
There would be:
57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South) 8 Africans.
There are more women than men. 52 would be female; 48 would be male.
70 would be non-whites, 30 white. 70 would be non-Christians; 30 Christian.
59% of the entire world’s wealth would be in the hands of only 6 people (and all 6 would be citizens of the U.S.)
80 would live in substandard housing and 70 would be unable to read.
50 would suffer from malnutrition.
1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth.
Only 1 would have a college education and only one would own a computer.
Be Grateful If…
If you woke up this morning – healthy with no illness, you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week.
Perhaps you have never experienced the danger of war and battle, the loneliness that imprisonment can bring, the agony of torture, or the feeling of starvation – you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
Are your parents are still alive and married? You are very rare, even in the western world.
Can you attend a temple, church, or other religious meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death? You are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
Do you have food in your refrigerator, clothes to wear, a roof overhead and a place to sleep – that means you are richer than 75% of the world.
You are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy if you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace.
Gratitude is very powerful. The way the “law of attraction” works means that – what you are grateful for today is multiplied. Look at your life and find things to be grateful for.
How To Be Grateful
It’s as simple as appreciating the fact that you have running water in your house. Someone had to conceptualize this, draw plans, gather resources, build a reservoir, purchase machinery and pipes, create the infrastructure, organise the maintenance and oversight of this system. (now say “wow”) Now you can roll out of bed when you are thirsty or hot and grab a glass of water without having to walk to the creek and get monstered by the wild life. Be grateful.
Try my “Speed2Enlightenment” method for a very effective gratitude exercise. One of the many reasons it’s difficult to be grateful is that you don’t have full control over your mind. Find out how to be a person of high self awareness and take control of your mind – create your own future. I hope this short article has helped and changed your perspective in some way? Comment below or join me and comment on Facebook