“If you carry JOY in your heart, you can heal any moment.”carlos santana
If you know me, you know I use the word ‘JOY’ a lot! 🙂 I really believe that the most direct connection to have more divine moments in our lives, is through JOY. To me, these are the moments that matter the most! I know there will be challenges and hardships in life, so on the flip side, I FOCUS on creating JOY and bringing it into my life as much as I can.
In fact, just yesterday I came up with a new term for things like a ‘coffee break’ or a ‘break’. Now I call them “JOY Breaks“. 🙂
Finding ways to experience more JOY is well worth the effort, in my opinion. For many years now I have shared with people my “JOY Meter” theory that I developed. Whatever you do or think about doing in your life, ask yourself “Does this bring me JOY?” or “Will this experience bring me JOY?” And then see where it sits on your JOY meter.
For example, let’s say a friend asks you to take a trip to a city four hours away. How does your heart respond when you hear the question? Do you feel instant elation and excitement ie. your JOY Meter is dinging and pulsing to the top, or do you feel dread and your heart is heavy? Maybe you love this city or maybe you don’t or maybe the thought of a 4 hour drive pleases you or displeases you? Either way, simply check in with your JOY Meter and find out.
It is really simple actually. Start to do and pursue things that bring you JOY and that set your JOY Meter off, and most importantly honour yourself by listening to that meter! 🙂
“Just follow your joy. Always. I think that if you do that, life will take you on the course that it’s meant to take you.”jonathon groff