Our resistance and the energy it generates through conflict, provides the driving force for a system that will eventually bring us home. Perhaps you already know that there is a great deal more to life than to be born, pay bills and die. This is especially true if you consider the complexity of everything in the universe and how perfectly it all fits together.
When you are engaged in a conflict, you and the other person are at swords’ points, your focus is going to be on them and what they are going to do next. The last thing you want to do is to go any deeper and start investigating your own motives. We just want to get through the moment and stop.
What lies beyond and supports both is a state of utter stillness and silence. It is unreachable by either words or mind. The only way to know it is to be it.
God had a quandary. She wanted to bring us to an enlightened state but She could not just give it to us (we have free will). So, She had to develop the means for us to get it on our own. She had to create a process (a middle step) between ignorance and enlightenment that would facilitate our transition into enlightenment.
Gratitude changes the lens through which you view life. It pulls you out of the morass of your daily ego struggles and reminds you of how much you are loveland supported. It also helps protect you from the destructive influences of envy, resentment, greed and bitterness.