Finding aspects of gratitude within you.
Continuing on the aspect of gratitude, I've come accross an excellent and amazing method to learn how to be grateful for the miracles within yourself and your body, that was explained so beautifully by a renowned female doctor, who is a researcher on the significance of sunnah and who explains medical theories from an Islamic and sunnah perspective.
No, you don't need to delve into the details of human anatomy and the sciences of the intricacies of your innards, neither do you have to spend hours of your day in contemplation.
She explained what I will briefly state hereunder.
Allow yourself a few minutes each day, a few minutes alone. Not necessarily alone physically, but alone in your thoughts, with a clear state of mind and your eyes closed, as if shutting yourself from the world and your surroundings for a little while.
Lay down or sit in a reclined and comfortable position, making sure you're at ease physically. Close your eyes.
Picture a soft light in a golden colour, or whatever may be your favourite. Beginning from the head region, picture your concocted light slowly passing through and stopping at every limb and organ you can possibly think of. Ignore any bearable pains. Ignore any outside noise. The only calmness you should hear is that of your breath, your heartbeat and the soft sound of gratitude that you're going to now learn of.
Stop at each limb and organ, preferably going in sequence and ask yourself about the last time you noticed its actual and perfect functioning, its beautiful formation and the miracle of its existence inside you.
With myself, I experience little bursts of excitement whilst finding the inner organs and sometimes sensing and feeling them, literally. I tend to carried away marveling at just one of them, their functions and possible malfunctions and then I continue until I'm distracted again.
Think of the particular organ and if you're acquainted with the malfunctions of that organ, that really helps in making us so much more grateful. For example, the dysfunctions of the brain, including severe mental illnesses, the failure of the heart, the fracture of a limb, the loss of eyesight, the inability to walk, the inability to grow a human inside of you and so forth.
The list is endless.
However, avoid dwelling too much on intricacies. Just take those moments to be grateful. Be grateful for accurate functioning and unique, mindblowing miracles. Thank Allah for a pretty nose, a pair of eyes that can blink and dilate when they look at something pleasant, and a pair of cheeks that actually turn pink inside out at intervals. Thank Allah for ten fingers and ten toes, and if you have eleven, then you have one more to be grateful for. Thank Allah for being able to eat desserts (just because there's sugar in my veins, but you can choose your favourites of course..), thank Allah for being able to speak and talk to Him about your favourite persons.
Thank Allah, again and again, and even again. We ultimately realise that we can never be grateful enough, we could never do justice to being grateful for just the miracles in us, outer miracles aside.
P.S. I'd love to hear feedback on this in the comments.😁