Enjoy these two short meditations by Eileen Caddy, co-founder of The Findhorn Community in Scotland, from Opening Doors Within

On giving thanksGive thanks for everything you have, for everything you received, and for everything you are going to receive. In fact, never cease to give thanks for it is a positive attitude towards life, and the very act of giving thanks draws the very best to you. It helps keep your heart and mind open. It helps you keep your consciousness expanding. You will always find something to give thanks for, and as you start doing it and start counting those blessings, they will increase. You will realize how mightily blessed you are, that all I have is yours, and that My storehouses of abundance are full to overflowing and you lack nothing. Your every need is wonderfully met, and in that state of consciousness you can give and give and never count the cost. As you give, you make room for more to return to you.


Give constant thanks for everything. There is much to be grateful for, open your eyes, look around, and see how blessed you are. As you do so, you will find yourself with an overwhelming sense of love and gratitude, and the whole of life and living will take on a new meaning. The people around you will mean more to you because your heart is filled with love for them, and you have a deeper understanding and tolerance towards them. You will find yourself grateful for them, for their love and companionship, for just being themselves. Your eyes will be open to all the beauty and harmony around you, to the wonders of nature. You will see with eyes that really see, you will hear with ears that really hear, and you will speak with words of love and understanding. Life will be good for you because you are taking nothing for granted but are appreciative of everything and can see My hand in everything.