Every month I answer questions from people in my Miracles Coaching program.

Been doing it for years.

The questions are always raw, in depth, fresh, sincere, and often surprising.

For example —

  • How do I stay positive when people around me are negative?
  • How do I discover my life purpose when I don’t know what I want?
  • How do I attract money in this terrible economy?
  • How do I attract my soul mate?
  • How do I improve my self-image?
  • How do I help others?
  • What can I do when everything looks hopeless?

Every call is recorded, and the best of the questions and answers get put into a series of books called, The Miracles Manual. There are currently two volumes in the series with a third on the way. (All are free right here.)

Recently I had this question tossed at me —

“If you were forced to set all learning aside and could only teach one principle for the rest of your life – what one principle would host the most importance to you?”

“I can answer that question in only two words, ” I replied.


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“Active Gratitude.”

“Active Gratitude?”

I went on to say, “If each of us would practice gratitude in the moment, all worries would vanish, all problems would resolve, all miracles would come easily — in fact, if we really were in gratitude in the moment, we’d realize we are already happy, already peaceful, and already living the miracle.”

Active Gratitude means noticing the good in every moment. When you actually come from gratitude, you wouldn’t judge the moment as good or bad because you’d realize the jury isn’t in yet and so every moment can be seen as good.

Active Gratitude means you live in a spirit of thankfulness, realizing all you have right now is a gift and a miracle in itself.

Active Gratitude means your meditation is gratitude, your process is gratitude, and your “technique” is gratitude.

Active Gratitude means giving thanks in each moment for the moment.

If each of us practiced Active Gratitude, we’d change ourselves and the planet and probably invite instant enlightenment.

We’d realize that in each moment the Universe is giving us so much that we rarely acknowledge — It is keeping us alive without our paying or doing a thing — that we would feel overwhelmed with love.

Active Gratitude would open our eyes to see the miracle of right now.

And from practicing Active Gratitude, we would have raised our vibration so all we attract in the future moments would be better and better, always raising the bar on the incredible beauty of the now.

Why don’t we practice Active Gratitude?

We are afraid.

We subconsciously think some version of this belief:

“If I’m happy and accept this moment as good, I won’t do anything to make my life better.”

But is that true?

I’ve discovered that when I am happy, content, and at peace, I tend to pursue my calling, my life path, and my life mission.

When I lived in fear, desperation and survival, all I attracted was more of the same.

The secret door to escape the mental torment of suffering is to begin the practice of praising.

In other words, look around and find what you are thankful for, and express it.

Yes, if I was backed into a corner and told I could only teach one thing, it’d be Active Gratitude.

And I’d be grateful for that, too.

Any more questions?

Ao Akua,


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  1. shivam-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 4:59 am

    thanks a lot for this joe……..

  2. Robert-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Hi there, I would like to connect with Joe at his convenience. Thanks. Robert

  3. August 1, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Thank You, my friend. I have a lot of Your books !!! And I advice them to all my familiars and close friends !

    I love You


  4. Tony Lewis-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Ai Mr. Vitale

    I just want to say I get it and thank you!!! So much from sharing this blog and that you are so right. be happy now. Because the more you are happy now and enjoy the momement the more blessing and miracles you set in the next moment.. Feel it and imagine. Being happyand having gratitude. Dare somthing worthy!
    Thank you
    I love you
    im sorry
    please forgive me

  5. August 1, 2014 at 7:19 am

    My 2 words before reading this were: deliberate intent and appreciation. I was delighted to read, ‘active gratitude’ as I figured that mine could be put as deliberate gappreciation/gratitude. Thanks for inspiring me Dr. Joe!

    Ruzica Kozul
    LOA Life Coach

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  6. Kayvee-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I have been reading your blog since 2004, and I have read and heard you talk about gratitude many times

    And whenever I have shown gratitude, life became better and more blessings came my way without effort

    And when ever I have been feeling ungrateful for my current situations, I would be constantly frustrated and in a state of victimhood or as you described it, in a state of “mental torment”.

    I am grateful for you and your blog and your teachings, which you have so freely shared. They have helped me immensely over the years.

    Here is my question:

    Do we just notice and mentally pinpoint what we are grateful for or is it important to feel the emotion in our body as well, or does one lead to the other anyway?

    Also, do you meditate or practise mindfulness/staying in the moment If yes, can you write about that please?

    Thanks again

  7. August 1, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Joe, what a great reminder to let you know how much I am profoundly grateful to YOU over the past year. You have given me national recognition and I’ve worked with so many people, all because you opened a door by letting me speak at your live event, and wrote the introduction to my book. I also need to recognize your assistant, Suzanne, as she has been a champion in my corner since day one, when there was no logical reason to believe in me. Thank you, Joe!

  8. August 1, 2014 at 8:42 am

    gracias gracias gracias me encanta leerlo gracias gracias

  9. Viviane-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Thank you Joe. This helps. You are beautiful Joe.

  10. sheri-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 9:44 am

    So beautiful
    Thank’s a complete miracle.

  11. sheri-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Hey Joe. Are you really doctor hew len spoke with the objects around him?

  12. Nancy-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I love it! Perfect. 🙂

  13. sheri-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Hey Joe The only problem for me is that I can not accept God. Why?
    However, I hear the voices of the word unseen.

  14. August 1, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Hello and thank you so much for ALL of the guidance you have so generously shared over the years! I love your style of teaching, and would like to share your work with others, as well. I was wondering if you had any type of “affiliate” program? I have just started a Facebook page(Soul Affiliates) which is geared toward connecting, sharing, awakening, (Well, you get it!). Please let me know, thank you!

  15. janet-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Hi Joe. I really like your books and your music – I’m grateful for them and the inspirations and knowledge you have brought into my life. My question though is, do you really have a support staff? I have sent emails to your support for more than a month and have never gotten a reply. I purchased music and would like to receive the music – or a refund… You sent a payment of $19.95 USD to Hypnotic Marketing, Inc. ([email protected]) June 20, 14
    Thanks for your help!

    • August 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Janet. I checked with service and I’m told you got the music the day you ordered it. I’m also told you have been followed up with and all is well. Let us know if there’s still some issue. Thank you.

  16. August 1, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Joe! Very uplifting and helpful advice! Josh from Germany

  17. Karen-Reply
    August 1, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    With love and gratitude for you, and your pure teachings. Thank you, Joe.

  18. Mark-Reply
    August 3, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Hi Joe

    Do you own a Tesla model S car at all?

    • August 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

      No. A Chevy Volt and I did have a Fisker Karma,

  19. sheri-Reply
    August 4, 2014 at 10:01 am

    l love youuuuuuuuuuuu joe . kis kis . 😀

  20. Lester Maple-Reply
    August 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Been doing a lot of reading and learning from Dr. Joe Vitale. Can not thank you enough for your inspired writings and teachings.

    All Blessings To You

  21. ganesh-Reply
    October 3, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Dear Dr Joe, I have received so much from you… Thank you, somehow I came across you several years ago, it is mostly a great delight to read and hear your works.

  22. Paulo Henrique-Reply
    July 8, 2015 at 10:20 am

    ¡Thank You Joe! You really change my life to better.

  23. October 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you for this Joe, recently been living this “active gratitude” and man oh man I feel amazing and in only a few days a lot of good is happening to me. I’m mentioning you in my latest bog post about gratitude on my website. Continue to do the amazing work you are.

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