Thursday, October 18, 2012

Where Do I Find the Joy in Life.


Joy is with you all the time.  That may seem like a grandiose statement to someone not practicing finding joy regularly.  "To become happy, we simply have to stop making ourselves unhappy."
Honestly, with a bit of regular practice you can train yourself to find joy in each situation.  It really is that simple for the average person.  People with clinical depression operate under a different set of reaction and stimuli but may find this helps.
 

Each morning I sit down to meditate.  I sit in a comfortable position, and connect to the still, safe place within me. Try it, we all have that safe place. It is worth the investment of time to find that place.

Relinquish the need to control life, allow it to unfold, be the observer, it is very interesting, and a much easier way to live.


Most days that is enough to get me joyfully through my day.  Does that seem to simple?  Then relax your expectations.  Find pleasure in simple treasures like the next deep breath.  Ahhh, the river of life, our constant companion, no need to do anything it just happens.  Get simple, find the joy waiting in the flow of life.


Be still, notice, then appreciate something that is in your scope of vision, within your heart, or touch.

Judgment has no place in the joyful life.

We are here to learn, share the pleasures of life and the experiences it offers with the next person you encounter.  "Good Day," is an amazing way to start.  If that person is distracted and doesn’t acknowledge your greeting, forget it and know you have extended your energy out into the Universe.
 


I challenge you to diligently search for the joy in your life.  Start a new habit, one of noticing, searching if necessary, to find the beauty in the moment.  If the search gets difficult, marvel in the gift and function of your breath.  Life is not supposed to be hard, relax your grip, release expectations, and appreciate something right now.  Make changes if you need to, dare to be joyful.
Smile, even if you don’t want to.

God Bless,
Teri
Director of Member Svc.
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

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