With apologies to Denis Waitley, I substituted the word “JOY” for “Happiness” in his inspirational quote to the left. Because for me, that’s the experience he was describing. I find happiness to be a temporary condition, dependent on circumstances. I’m happy to experience it, but I don’t depend on it. JOY on the other hand is a constant condition, whatever my circumstances. JOY flows from within. Whatever my circumstances, I know who I am and whose I am. I am Divinely Sourced—a unique, co-creative expression of the Universe.
Every day, people buy too much, eat too much, drink too much and while away their hours chasing after JOY, but to no avail. They may find excitement or satiation, they may even find temporary, circumstantial happiness, but TRUE JOY still eludes them.
Fortunately, JOY is inexpensive and simple to find. If you’re bold, and truly committed to making a few changes in your approach to life, JOY can be yours:
- Quit Complaining
Stop focusing on what’s wrong with the world and start focusing on all that’s right. Sure there are some things you could complain about, but when you focus all of your attention there, you miss out on celebrating all the great stuff.
- Choose To Live In Love
Falling in love with Life—every being, encounter and experience—is a sure step toward JOY, and it’s easy. Simply accept that everyone is doing the best they can in each moment and every situation is an opportunity. Choose to see the possibilities in all of them, in all of it. Don’t expect it. Choose it.
- Appreciate Everything
Every day, express Gratitude for everyone and everything in your life. First thing every morning, when you open your eyes, name at least five things for which you are thankful. Repeat the process at night as you drift off to sleep. Gratitude for Universal Abundance anchors each moment in generous, effortless, gracious Flow—a fluid existence of Being not Doing, filled with Faith, Hope, Prosperity, Peace and JOY! Because energy attracts like energy, before long, you’ll have more things to appreciate than you can count.
Becoming filled with JOY may involve changing some of your current habits and occasionally being called silly or naive, but it’s a lot more fun than the alternative.
How can you create more JOY today?