Gratitude gets headlines in The Huffington Post 12/24/2012 reporting on Oprah’s “lifeclass”. “When the going gets tough, the tough give thanks.” What a fabulous contribution to our open source language for freedom fighters everywhere. http://t.co/TI0pNrqu
She has not yet included Intelligent Design or the Battle for Freedom in her mantra but can’t be very far away from it, as the great minds in her “spiritual squad” explore how gratitude helps us to “live life on purpose to become who we are created to become.” She reminds us that “gratitude is the ultimate spiritual solution that helps us reconnect to the divine. Which is really what this journey is all about.”
Our next step in understanding the emotional anatomy of gratitude will acknowledge the intelligent design of our human mind discovers there is intelligent opposition to the very gift of gratitude itself. ’Hear’ the tug of war between stories. Bishop T.D. Jakes explains that “gratitude aligns the attitude to appreciate the gift of this shifted perspective”. Tony Robbins and Depak Chopra philosophize as Ivanla Vanzant explains, “It’s about the way you tell your story.”
In the great tug of war between our stories, this is the story of Freedom vs Slavery. Grateful for the freedom to be grateful, we can see there is opposition, aggressively distracting us from the gift this shifted perspective offers. This is the Simple Genius of Intelligent Design that we can share with each other. In Gratitude, nothing about our Human Emotional Anatomy changes, nothing about the Intelligent Design changes, yet for a fleeting moment, which exists by design, we are offered freedom to choose the vision from Heaven. This shift in perspective is by design our most rewarding experience in living which naturally and also by design prompts our free choice to return to our grateful perspective again and refine our choices of invitation to become who we are created to become. Freedom to choose is the Intelligent Design as we more and more accurately choose the vision from Heaven.