Want to be happy? Be grateful

Want to be happy? Be grateful
http://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful.html?source=email#.UsQeDiXeLlU.aolmail

Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, meditates and writes on “the gentle power” of gratefulness.

Why you should listen

Many first met Brother David Steindl-Rast through a viral video called “Nature. Beauty. Gratitude,” where Louie Schwartzberg’s footage of time-lapse flowers in bloom is narrated by Brother David’s moving words asking us to simply be … grateful. Since 1953, Brother David has been a monk of Mount Saviour Benedictine monastery in New York, dividing his time between hermitic contemplation, writing and lecturing. He’s the cofounder of gratefulness.org, supporting ANG*L (A Network for Grateful Living).

He was one of the first Roman Catholics to participate in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, and is the author of The Ground We Share, a text on Buddhist and Christian practice, written with Robert Aitken Roshi. His other books include Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer and Deeper Than Words. His most recent book is 99 Blessings, a series of prayers for the general reader — whether people of faith, agnostics, or uncertain.

What others say

“There are many things for which we cannot be grateful, but there is no moment for which we cannot be grateful, because in every moment, even difficult ones, we have the opportunity to do something.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast

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  1. chandravadan

    Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, meditates and writes on “the gentle power” of gratefulness.

    He was one of the first Roman Catholics to participate in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, and is the author of The Ground We Share, a text on Buddhist and Christian practice,

    , but there is no moment for which we cannot be grateful, because in every moment, even difficult ones, we have the opportunity to do something.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast

    By this Post, I came to know of the Monk Brother David.
    His teachings & his ACCEPTANCE of OTHER RELIGIONS shows his GREATNESS.
    If ALL lovers of the DIVINE (God) accept the VIEWS of EACHOTHER, then there is MORE chance of HUMAN HARMONY….but if the Chistian ( for that matter anyone else) thinks “though Christ is the ONLY WAY for the SALVATION, my heart is hurt…but I pray that “may God give him the WISDOM of broading his/her VIEW & accept ALL RELIGIONS are the different PATHS to reach ONE & ONLY GOD.
    DR. CHANDRAVADAN MISTRY
    http://www.chandrapukar.wordpress.com
    Avjo@ Chandrapukar to read the NEW POST of “chandravicharo shabdoma”
    Hope to see you All !

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