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.
A practice of daily meditation is the single most important thing you can do to improve the quality of your life. It can actually extend your longevity!
And the one thing that stands out from all the rest is how strongly we resist making the changes that are asked of us. Most people have to get backed into a corner with no other way out, before they will make the changes that The Universe has been asking of them all along.
“I screamed at God for the starving child until I saw that the starving child was God screaming at me.”