Creating Joy

joy version of happiness COMPWith 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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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?

P.S.  For your convenience, below is the link to the recording of this week’s new episode from my VoiceAmerica Radio Show, “Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!” You may listen online or download to your PC, phone or other mp3 player to listen on the go. In each week’s blog post, I’ll include the recording link for that week’s new Episode.
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About djwlifecoach

As a retired board-certified coach, author and Reiki master teacher, I continue to share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog and radio episodes help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more and access FREE resources at For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting, golfing and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane.
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2 Responses to Creating Joy

  1. ecofit2014 says:

    Enjoyed this post, thanks for what you do here!

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