This is an exercise to expand your heart energies of balance, compassion and gratitude.
For a day, or better yet a week, thank every person you meet or interact with for something. Find one or more things that you can feel grateful towards that person for, preferably in the present but in the past is OK too.
And by every person, I mean every person. The person who calls you at work, the person in front of you in line, the person who cuts you off when you are driving, the customer, the employee, the prospect or employer that tells you “no”, the people in your life you have maybe come to take for granted and the ones that set you on edge, and of course, the ones who set your heart singing when you connect with them.
If you truly have a hard time finding something specific about that person, you can get generic or funny or whatever it takes.
It can be spoken out loud, or thought internally, depending on what is most appropriate.
This practice came to me as a way to take advantage of the final week of summer, said by some to be the season of “Bhakti Yoga” or devotional love and other heart-expanding practices.
I’m curious to see my results, and hear about others.