Living in a positive state of mind is not always easy. It takes work to stay here. It is however very worth the work. The joy of working to stay here is immense. It is rewardingly exhausting.
Joy for me is a state of being free. Free to feel life, embrace life, and express what I feel in a moment. Knowing my feelings are coming from a place of hard work, self acceptance and authenticity.
Way before I’m comfortable sharing my feelings, I have put them through a series of filters. Questioning, exploring, analyzing, and reviewing. Where are these feelings coming from? Are these for me to keep to myself or do I need to share them with everyone or someone?
This process is very similar to the sensation of holding a piece of white bread in your mouth. Experiencing the change in taste as the enzymes in your mouth begin to digest the bread which changes the taste and texture of it. This experience takes patience and trust that the transformation will occur.
Here is an invitation to take action with owning your joy through exploring a few questions.
How do you find joy?
Where do you find joy?
What does joy feel like for you?
How do you share your joy?
I strongly believe that joy can be contagious. Joy is a vibrant sign that we’re heading in the right direction.
On a serious note that if you’re struggling to find joy and peace in this life, I implore you to seek those who you see that exude the joy that you want to experience. These people will shamelessly share what they have with you and how they achieve it. They’ll support you in finding your joy. The beautiful thing about those who experience joy is that they want everyone to experience it.
Dig deep to draw out that Primitive Optimism that you have within you.