How does gratitude affect me ?
I feel more compassionate, happy and satisfied. I feel more alive.
Are there different levels of gratitude ? I am sure there are and I feel that gratitude opens the channel to my heart. When I feel grateful I am more motivated. It opens up the door to all the virtues with high qualitys. When I feel grateful and aware it is also possible to let it grow. Everything can grow. When I direct my attention to let gratitude grow that is creating a foundation of being conscious of all the virtues. I have to nourish them and practice. If I want them to grow it is my understanding that I need to give them away generously.
I have listed some virtues;
Devotion – Ability to put something higher than myself.