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  • Roger - Dr Roger Prentice 7:53 am on August 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    WHAT GOOD IS GRATITUDE by Robert Emmons – Updated Version 


    Susan Gammage has put a very good compilation about gratitude on her site here – http://www.bahaiquotes.com/quotepage.php?Quotes%2FGratitude

    A great part of the world is plunged in sleep, but you have been awakened. Many are blind, but you see!
    (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 170)

    All that has been created is for man who is at the apex of creation and who must be thankful for the divine bestowals, so that through his gratitude he may learn to understand life as a divine benefit.
    (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 134-135)

    from the wider community here is some very interesting work by Robert Emmons, Prof of Psychology at UC Davis in the US;

    WHAT GOOD IS GRATITUDE by Robert Emmons – Updated Version

    From a friend I learned to say, for example in shops, “Thanks for you help.”

    Thanking people who have helped, whether they are employed to do that or not, is one powerful way to enhance your commitment to being grateful, and being grateful is one way to enhance your being!

    Gratitude can help change your outer environment a little but more importantly it enhances the way we read our ‘self’ as well as how we read what we call the ‘world out there’.

    This is now opening up to research inquiry. Here is a short version Prof Emmons;

    1 G allows celebration of the present?
    2 G Blocks toxic emotions (envy, resentment, regret, depression)
    3 G people are more stress-resilient
    4 G strengthens social ties and self-worth

    Fascinating If you want a bit more from Prof Emmons here is a longer version:

    ‘Gratitude Works!: The Science and Practice of Saying Thanks [Robert Emmons]

    Robert Emmons (Professor of Psychology, UC Davis) explains how gratitude can heal, energize, and change human lives, with reference to recent empirical psychological research.’

    TAGS/Topics: gratitude, health, holism holistic, science and spirituality, Robert Emmons, science, What Good Is Gratitude, wholeness

  • Roger - Dr Roger Prentice 6:15 am on August 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    What Good Is Gratitude? Updated version 

    see here – https://processbahai.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/what-good-is-gratitude-by-robert-emmons-updated-version/

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