Building a Life That Matters: Life's a Joyride
Joy is not in things; it is in us. - Richard Wagner
The Most Important Book You'll Ever Write
“You are upon the brink of magnificent, deliberate creating. You have been the creators of your experience from the day that you emerged into this body. Now you will be the deliberate creators of your experience. Trust that which comes forth from within you." - Abrahams-Hicks
In the midst of all of the turbulence of life there is a festive spot within each of us waiting to be discovered in order to reveal an astonishing intermission from life's daily woes. In this authors humble opinion, getting there has never been easier. Every man and woman can enter this enchanting hamlet, an environment each of us has experienced at some point in our lives, even if only for a moment.
Generally, we seldom stay in this garden of goodness for long. We depart all to quickly before an indelible mark of love in one of its highest forms is imprinted upon our psyches.The location of this haven is not physical, though it certainly produces sensations that can be profoundly felt. It's expression has no end and is limited only by ones ability to imagine and nourish it. My intention is to help you uncover this seemingly remote island paradise within, which is one of great desire for so many, yet so many simply fail to recognize its inward existence. The place I allude to is the space in our hearts where the feeling of immeasurable JOY resides.
Joy is a state of being which, if lived with abandon, leads to an inexorable liberty and temporary exemption from the emotional and spiritual poverty increasingly evident in today's technologically connected global society. It is also an emotion easily overlooked for its role in developing or building a life that matters. There are more than 7 billion people in the world today. How many of them regularly experience profound joy? What does that experience entail? And, how do I get there?
Check out this short video below and tell me you don't sense an alluring freedom begin to well up inside of you. The idea may be a bit abstract for you but, it fills my heart with an impression of being there with the horses and running without restraint, playing and experiencing the breath and breadth of each stride. It just makes me want to RUN free. Palpable joy is a facet of living worthy of note which brings me to my next point.
There's Freedom In It
One Sample of a Book of Positive Aspects
Experience it yourself!
So again, I asked myself, how do I become more joyful or how do I experience sustainable levels of immeasurable joy? I came to the following conclusions after much self examination, personal reflection and research. My answer is by no means conclusive, but it worked for me and I believe it can work for you too!
- I found there was a connection between this feeling of immeasurable joy and what I term as the most important book you'll ever write, The Book of Positive Aspects as coined by Esther and Jerry Hicks, channels for Abraham and advocates for increased vibrational awareness and perpetual joy. Reading and viewing their material forced me to focus on all of the goodness and joy that already exists in my life. Writing your own Book of Positive Aspects will begin, I believe, to answer the questions above and lead you too, to a more joy filled life.
- Read about joy from as many sources as you can. View and research other forms of media regarding joy; movies, magazines, blogs, etc. The repetition will bring amazing results.
- Practice being Joyful. Make a decision not to have joy, but to be joy. Not just to receive it but to give it, to live it. It not just an attitude, It's a habit you can develop. If you doubt my experience, that's okay, but compare the potential for yourself. What do you have to lose? An example of this comes from a quote by ― Thich Nhat Hanh He said, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
I have never been more sure that you can change into a joyful being, if that is your desire or even a more joyful being if you already experience some measure of joy in your life now. The choice is always, always yours! The result is that not only will you change your world, the new you will always be influencing the world around you! Now that's potential!
I do not suggest that the above recommendations are the only way to finding joy in your life. I do, however, want to persuade you to discover that way which takes you to the field of positive potentiality because I know if you search for joy for yourself...you will find it. "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." Buddhist Proverb
Peace be with you always!