The sanskrit word for gratitude is “krta-jna” – literally meaning “to know what has been done for you.” Truly valuing the miracle of our present state, opens the doors to limitless and abundant potential.
The three steps of anything: 1) Initial enthusiasm, 2) doubts, disinterest and struggle 3) eventual reward for the committed. This seems to be the standard pattern for most things in life: studies, career, relationships, hobbies, and yes, even spirituality.
"I am a converted pessimist. Yes, been there, seen that. You calculate the situations, you run through it in your mind and immediately pin-point the weakest link. And you know it’s gonna turn out bad."