Today it is commonly acknowledged that cultivating a sense of gratitude can be a powerful tool for helping us to live better and emotionally healthier lives. So much so that I even have clients who try to find their way to feeling a sense of gratitude when struggling with an emotional issue. My clients regularly tell me things like, “I spent some time this morning doing gratitude exercises to try to change my mindset.”
Unfortunately, simply saying that you feel thankful is not enough to turn around an emotional issue. In this week’s podcast I share with you the difference between the feelings of gratitude and poverty. When I use the word “poverty” in this context I’m not talking specifically about a lack of money, but rather feeling like we don’t have enough of anything. We can feel a poverty of support, opportunity, love, health, or just about anything else.
When we understand the difference between the emotions of gratitude and poverty, we can use this understanding in our personal transformation work.