blueberry on a blue

To live the way Angeles lived
Means to ripen as fruit ripens to sweetness.
It means leaving this realm of time
Easily: A ripe berry gently comes off.

To live the way Angeles lived
Means becoming a Yes to belonging.
It means going as far beyond time
As yes goes beyond a mere maybe.

To live the way Angeles lived
Means to live in the Now of each moment.
It means touching the point at which time
Comes home into lasting fullness.

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Angeles Arrien

Angeles Arrien

(1940 – 2014)

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In this introduction to her book, Living in Gratitude, Angeles describes
gratitude as a universal theme – transmitted through perennial wisdom –
as the glue that holds society and individuals together.
Shared on our site with kind permission of Angeles.


Br. David Steindl-Rast
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Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

About the author

Brother David Steindl-Rast — author, scholar, and Benedictine monk — is beloved the world over for his enduring message about gratefulness as the true source of lasting happiness. Known to many as the “grandfather of gratitude,” Br. David has been a source of inspiration and spiritual friendship to countless leaders and luminaries around the world including Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Merton, and more. He has been one of the most important figures in the modern interfaith dialogue movement, and has taught with thought-leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, and Roshi Joan Halifax. His wisdom has been featured in recent interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Krista Tippett, and Tami Simon and his TED talk has been viewed almost 10,000,000 times. Learn more about Br. David here.