This Week’s Quotation:

So how do you change your experience from “running on empty” to your “cup overflowing”? The answer is so profound, so deep, and yet so simple that it tends to escape people. The answer is gratitude for what we are receiving from the universe. It might not be what you think you want, and it might not be “how you like it.” But the universe is being generous with you. For starters, it is giving you life right now!

Becoming a Sun, p.42

From “Running on Empty” to “Cup Overflowing”

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

It seems like we, as human beings, are stuck in between the events of the world around us and the magical power animating us from within.

If you’re like me, there are times in your life when you feel the mad compulsion to run from the events occurring around you. And the powerful forces working within you can feel like they are too much to bear. They can feel like pressure, anxiety, irritation, or even outrage.

Or, you can simply feel like you do not have the resources to meet the challenge. Empty.

Time for something profound… deep… simple.

Gratitude is embracing this place between the world and the power within us. It is following the wise instruction, In all things, give thanks.

Gratitude is not only embracing the loveliness of our human predicament. It is embracing the circumstance in which we find ourselves. And it is welcoming the gifts of life, power, and creativity with which we are endowed.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

It is so good to be alive.

 My cup overflows.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

6 Responses

  1. Yes. Giving deep thanks with you now. My experience has been like yours – it may seem like gratitude is the last thing needed when a stressful situation seems to need an answer and an action – and a problem-solving solution. But THE solution is always gratitude wherever that takes me … the whole atmosphere and sense of inner peace and assurance flood in when gratitude is the WAY. I had only read one or two sentences above when the feeling of “Totally!” rushed in .. VERY GRATEFUL FOR THIS BLOG, BOOK, AND EXCHANGE. HIGHER WE RISE! Love, Tom C.

  2. As my good friend and mentor George Emery often used to say in his public talks: “The attitude of gratitude builds altitude.”

  3. Thank you, David,

    A few words of a song come to me :

    “My cup
    runneth over

    For surely it is full ,l if I am mindful for it to be so……
    Thankful to Life, that this is so…..

  4. How I needed this message of Hope to get through this last 7 months.

    Thank you, for the Universe, God, Source, Life, Love, Truth!

    As I move ahead, with the support of my Faith in knowing I have the answers within and I am not alone; wirh my ‘Adopted Families’.who see me, hear me, understand me; and with many, ‘Wise, Divine Friends,’ who take the time to listen, and walk with me and I with them; I become, Grateful In All Things!

    In deepest Appreciation! Josie

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