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There’s a body of research pointing to gratitude being a key to well being. When feeling down, for whatever reason – things not going well, the state of the world – being thankful is almost like rebooting the mind. No matter what any given moment is like there are fundamental things about existence that are… miraculous. I HAVE A BODY To be aware of the body – to feel it, gravity acting on it, bodily sensations - is a good way to start this kind of reflection. It’s grounding and always accessible. What’s more Joni Mitchel was right – we are Stardust! Everything that makes up our bodies was forged in the belly of stars. All these atoms are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded them across the galaxy, billions of years ago. I love to remind myself of this - my favourite fact about the universe! I AM CONSCIOUS As far as we know the human brain is the most complicated structure in the universe. Despite advances in artificial intelligence we are nowhere n