One thing you can count on: you will be challenged each day of your life.
How you perceive a situation determines your ability to successfully handle a challenging event. And, how you perceive depends on your past experiences and how your brain has reacted in the past. In other words, how your brain has categorized your past experiences, influences how you will respond to similar challenges.
You may have heard the saying, Don’t cry over spilt milk. What does it mean? Perhaps this: the milk has already spilt. Clean it up and let go of past feelings of parental disapproval. That’s the purpose of the milk spilling challenge! You can easily meet the challenge by letting go of past misinformation. You are given an opportunity to change, to free up your daily life.
What about a bigger challenge. What about a bill in the mail. How do you react? Do you suddenly feel fearful? Maybe you can’t pay it right away? Maybe you’ll forget to pay it? Maybe you wish there was an easier way to live from week to week. What if you don’t want to cry over monthly bills?
Pause. Remember the times you were young and unsure of how to budget your life, let alone your lack of wealth. Take a moment to reflect the amazing lessons of bringing needed money in and allotting money to be spent in ways that keep you away from worry.
Whenever a challenge is particularly loud with worry, you know it is important to find out what you dread about this event. Jot down words that resemble fear.
Love is an emotion that can dispel old, unfavorable, fearful emotions. We
Was it when you were listening to a favorite song? When you were with a favorite person? When you were alone in your garden?
Can you unpack your experience of joy to remember what was taking place?
For me, I have a spiritual, non-physical experience of inner expansion. I feel comfortable, satisfied, thankful. It’s who I am. It is like I am at peace body and soul.
It doesn’t have to be a great big old happy feeling. It can be a simmering good feeling of peace, of being a part of all that is, with no exclusivity. It is worth trying to find joy.
When you walk away from the joy that is an innate part of you, you feel off, feel dissatisfied, restless. I have thought these uncomfortable feelings are like a little dragon nudging me away from what I was doing, thinking, saying.
I have thought these anxious feelings are asking me to turn away and pause my life a bit …. Give myself a chance to locate and enjoy JOY.
Hope these brief words inspire you to look within and find your heaven. I have created a design to acknowledge the joy always available to you! I hope you enJOY!