“What is exactly Thanks Attitude?”

We were often asked so in the last months and we actually realized it is not so obvious to explain.

“Thanks Attitude” is literally the attitude to say thank you, in other words the drift to say thanks to the world and to people around us…but why doing this?

Gratitude is something every culture considers as a good habit, no matter what the religion is and everybody basically thinks it is “correct” to thank…but once more…why?

The “answer” or at least what Mar and myself think about this is that it is important to thank because in fact we say thanks to ourselves. People we meet, situations we experience, the world aroud us, are simply a projection of our feelings and emotions and only once we totally accept this we can then fully accept ourselves.

Starting from our personal experience, we have realized there are basically “4 levels” of gratitude and we have called them as follows:

1° Level – Roots2° Level – Sharing3° Level – Self-esteem4° Level – Heart

Every level has a different kind of “gratitude” and when all four levels are in balance we can actually live in peace and harmony (for instance, someone might have a high self-esteem and feel comfortable with him/herself but not with his/her parents or partner. In this case it is quite unlikely he/she can really live in harmony).

The “path of the 4 levels” can obviously follow a different direction from what we suggest but it might be more difficult to harmonise the different steps: for instance, somebody might concentrate in particular on the Heart level, considering other levels less important. By doing so, sooner or later, he/she will experience that it is not possible to “fly light” all the time and, after a while, it is very nice to have a solid basis to land on and recover energy (see also Importance of Thaatt path).

We can imagine the different levels as beeing parts of a tree:

the first level are the roots (easy this one right?!?)the second level is trunk and branchesthe third level are leaves and flowersthe fourth level (Heart level) is life spreading around the tree: birds recovering on the branches and building their nest, the scent of resin and flowers, the shining light on the leaves, the wind blowing. Without the tree, all the rest would make no sense…light couldn’t shine on anything, birds couldn’t rest and would fly away, wind blowing without an obstacle would be invisible, and so on.Rob & Mar