There is a difference between stating you are grateful and asking what you are grateful for.
Statements provoke empathy – we can relate to what we see. Questions require answers and because our brains cannot help but to quickly begin working to find the answers to the questions it’s been asked, more comes from a question posed than a statement made.
While the statement of “I am grateful” is wonderful, it’s somewhat limiting. When you ask yourself, “What am I grateful for?” you create an infinite list of options for your brain to scan and upon locating, the answers appear, one after another.
“What am I grateful for?” is a powerful, open-ended question that provokes limitless responses.
Whereas, I am grateful is a powerful but closed-ended statement that provokes an empathetic response of agreement rather than requiring elaboration.
When you ask yourself, “what am I grateful for?”, your mind introduces the question as well as the responses. Because it is providing both the question and the answers, unequivocal and devoted thought is being given to the sole topic of focus, which is giving thanks and producing more thoughts of what else you want in and as your life to ultimately be grateful for.
Get in the habit of training your mind to ask the most important question it can – “what am I grateful for?”
Every time you ask, every time you inquire, you have a different answer and feel more and more inspired!
The time for happiness is NOW.
The time for joy is ALWAYS.
The time for you to create your ultimate life, has come. Join me! We’ll do it TOGETHER!
Johnny Bergstrom, Msc.D, AMDA
Dr. Bergstrom is a Doctor of Metaphysics, Enlightened Master and The Gratitude Guru
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