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What is this place?

By Marcus Santer


“What is this place?”
“It’s the Diego Rivera museum”
“He was married to Frieda Kahlo, right?”
“Yes, the day she died, he said was the worst day of his life. Because he
realised too late that the best thing about his life was his love for

To realise the value of anything in your life too late is painful.

And yet there is a simple way to avoid such pain.

Would you like to know what it is?

You would?

Well, the truth is you already know it.

So let me remind you.

The way to avoid such pain is to actively appreciate what you have right now.

And the best way I know to do that is to practice gratitude.


Every time I take Louis for a walk I like to spend some of it focusing on what I’m grateful for.

I like to list at least 10 things.

And they don’t have to be grand or fancy.

Today’s list included such mundane things as:

  1. The gloves I’m wearing keeping my hands warm.
  2. The glasses on face that allow me to see the beautiful Devon coast and countryside

So when would NOW be a good time to make your own list?

Simply open your hands wide and count of 10 things you’re grateful for right this very moment.

Go on, I’ll wait for you.


Very good.

Moving on…

Whilst waiting in the hospital earlier this week I was scanning the Daily Mail newspaper.

On page 43 they had an article featuring gratitude.

Here’s some of the findings they shared from scientists at the University of California:

People who practice gratitude regularly have…

I’m not surprised.

When I focus on gratitude I find it takes my mind away from things I’m not happy about and forces it to recognise all the great things I already have in my life.

It’s powerful medicine.

Just like the regular practice of the advanced Qigong technique: Cosmic Shower.

And an extra spot has opened up for February’s online coaching of this technique.

You see I had to refund a student yesterday.

I advised him he wasn’t qualified enough to join the class.

And he withdrew.

He made the right decision.

So if you qualify to join us…

You can register here.

Bye for now


P.S. When I take the time to actively give gratitude for all of the wonderful things and people in my life I’ve noticed something else happens too.

I make more of an effort to nurture those things and people.

I don’t take them for granted.

And that way they’re more likely to stay in my life for longer.

I mean – come on – who likes being taken for granted?


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