"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day." —Henri J.M. Nouwen
In honor of my meditation challenge, I'm emploring you to make this Monday magical, and live out your joy! Sing, jump, run, smile till your cheeks hurt, spin around, laugh until your tummy hurts, give out lots of love! It's a blessing to feel joy deep down in your spirit. It's a blessong because so many people are stuck in a mental and emotional space in which joy seems unknown and unfathomable to them. Joy is a beautiful state to be in. It opens the possibilities of life. It's an experience that connects to the place of peace and stillness within you. Sometimes it can be a calm and present joy, and other times you'll want to express it, but you may be to self conscious to do so. Why? You better be grateful for that joy and express it! It's transformative for you and those around you! Expressing your joy, is you expressing YOU! Why let society's idea of what decorum should look like affect how you express yourself?! I don't care how mature you are, what position you have in life, or what responsibilities you have. Let go and BE Joyful!
Releasing that energy connects you to your highest state, and the more you connect to it, the stronger and more positive your Earthly experience is! Struggle is a part of life, but we are not meant to operate out of struggle. Bear fruit of your blessed life because you are blessed. If you can read this you either have a smartphone, computer or a job to reading this from...hello, blessing! Express joy for that. Your joy may be for the smallest of gratitudes like having a bed, food, or health. Ultimate joys can come from having family, true friends, love, peace of mind and clarity. Express joy just because you are truly an amazing and beautiful person, and your light is what this world needs! Consider all the struggle, turmoil and unrest happening. These people need some joy! BE that agent.
Written by: Tiffany W.