By: Thomas Signorello May 5, 2014
Having and expressing gratitude is an important part of one's spiritual practice. It opens up the heart and activates positive emotional centers in the brain and body. It has a measurable physiological response. The regular practice of gratitude can change the way our synapses fire into more positive automatic patterns via the Autonomic Nervous System. These positive emotions we evoke can soothe upset and distress, while broadening our thinking patterns so we develop an expanding and more macro view of our lives.
Gratitude is an emotion of disconnectedness, which helps to remind us we that are part of a much larger universe with all living things. Listed below are some quotes about gratitude to help inspire you and deepen your thinking about finding an enduring place for gratitude in your own life.