domingo, 1 de enero de 2017

Extensive listening: New Year Resolutions -Want to be happy? Be grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude.

Want to be happy? Be grateful is an inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

Many first met Brother David Steindl-Rast through a viral video called Nature. Beauty. Gratitude, where Louie Schwartzberg's footage of time-lapse flowers in bloom is narrated by Brother David's moving words asking us to simply be ... grateful. Since 1953, Brother David has been a monk of Mount Saviour Benedictine monastery in New York, dividing his time between hermitic contemplation, writing and lecturing. He's the cofounder of, supporting ANG*L (A Network for Grateful Living).

You can read a full transcript of the talk here.