Original Posting At http://www.clergyspirit.org/2019/06/appreciation-transcendent-emotion.html
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Our capacity for appreciation is a function of the “human” brain over the reptilian, at least for the times we choose to exercise our God- given capacity for wonder and appreciation. Appreciation is worthy of its description as one of the transcendent emotions, because it can foster profound moments of connection with something greater than ourselves.
Another way to embody appreciation is to relinquish what we cling to as our rights. Instead, see them as favors.
Finally, practice appreciation. Choose to engage in activities that encourage it.
When all else fails, speaking your appreciation daily to those around you is perhaps the easiest way to practice it.