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I slept and dreamt that life was a joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Thrive Global Signature Protocol

Centering in Presence

To be in the present moment

(Preferably done with closed eyes, but can be done with eyes open)


  1. Simply become aware of the rising and the falling of your breath (3 breaths)

  2. Now allow yourself to receive the breath. Don't take the breath in, receive it. (Realize the breath is a gift. We have done nothing to earn our breath). So we receive it and then let go of it. (The breath is the perfect metaphor for life: we have to let go - create space - in order to receive).(3 breaths)

  3. We now feel the wave of the breath throughout our whole body. When our breath moves, our whole body moves. We can feel this as a wave. (3 breaths) (We may need to adjust our body position to experience this - in other words it is more difficult if we are slumping or have our legs crossed.) (Can be done at anytime during the day as a mini-break).

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In this moment of being fully present, bring to mind the best of yourself -- your giving nature.

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As you focus on something you are really grateful for, what can you give back in gratitude?

Suggestions:

  • Sharing a smile with a co-worker
  • Donating to your favorite non-profit
  • Giving your time to volunteer to something that’s important to you
  • Resolving to do one kind deed a day
  • Having a great attitude that lifts people around you
  • Helping a family member or friend with something you know they need
  • Really listening to a friend, relative or co-worker
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In the morning, as you reflect on your day think about how you can bring the most joy and happiness and be most helpful to others with whom you will interact.

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At the end of the day, reflect on your interactions with others and note how your actions may have benefited others.

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Take a moment to reflect on your family, those closest to you, and ask yourself how you can be most helpful in supporting them.

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When you begin your day, think of a specific act of generosity that you can do today.

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At the end of the day, reflect back and acknowledge the good you did and how it may have helped shift a situation to the positive.

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Genuinely asking another person about their life can be uplifting, so set an intention to be fully present and attentive in your interactions during the day.

And take a moment to reflect on how this form of caring gives back to others, and how it makes you feel.

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It's not how much we give but

how much love we put into giving.

by Mother Teresa

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We make a living by what we get.

We make a life by what we give.

by Winston S. Churchill

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If nature has made you for a giver,

your hands are born open,

and so is your heart;

and though there may be times

when your hands are empty,

your heart is always full,

and you can give things out of that

warm things, kind things, sweet things

help and comfort and laughter.

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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