What better to way to expand on this than with another Rumi quote:
“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, through Love all that is copper will be gold, through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.” – Rumi
In life we cannot and will not escape pain and suffering but what we can do is take the messages from our experiences and turn them into catalysts to project us toward more JOY and BEAUTY and greater LOVE.
The greater the suffering, the greater the JOY on the other side. I have experienced great suffering in my life but I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, it has shown me that when life is sweet, it becomes even sweeter….. but it has been the pain that has shown me this. Yes the GIFT of pain!
Right now, many of us are in more pain and fear than ever before and it is understandable but it is also an opportunity. It is an opportunity to take the messages from our pain and fear and cast them upon the sweetness. The darkest depth of despair also brings to light what is beautiful and also is a doorway for our heart’s expansion.
Once again, a Rumi quote comes to mind:
“The wound is the place where the light gets in”
I encourage you to see your pain in a different light and to make it ‘light’ and easy. Ask your pain what messages are there for you to use as stepping stones to bringing more JOY and more JOYous moments into the precious time that is left for you here on your earthly journey. 🙂
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“The basis of your life is absolute freedom, the goal is joy, and the result of that perfect combination is motion forward, or growth. Your goal is to find objects of attention that let your cork raise.” Jerry & Esther Hicks, 1997
I received this quote in my email this morning and I really resonated with it. When I see the words ‘absolute freedom’ that appeals to me. 🙂
My goal in life is to live in JOY. I love freedom and I love JOY!
I think that the greatest gift that we have is in fact free-will and that is freeing in itself.
I personally, am very selective as to what information I access. For example, in my work as a wellness advocate and a Board Certified Nutritionist, I know that I can find a study on just about anything. So what I am referring to is that I can find information to prove just about any point and so can anyone.
So what’s my point right now? My point is that I bring to ME information and objects of desire that bring me JOY! Because I get it!
I could spend my day proving to myself with information out there, how terrible the world is or I can prove to myself how beautiful and JOYous the world is and I choose the latter.
In my playground of life I want fun times baby! I am wasting no time in suffering unless I don’t have a choice. I know there are times in life when pain and suffering happen to us because that is life, but in the moments in between I am riding the JOY train! 🙂
Have a great day everyone and I hope you too ride the train of JOY in your life too!
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“Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.” – Steve Maraboli
When I saw this quote the other day, I KNEW that it was a keeper! I absolutely love it!
What I really like about it is that you could exchange the word ‘fear’ for other words and it still works.
For example: “Your happiness is 100% dependent on you for its survival.” 🙂
“Your JOY is 100% dependent on you for its survival.”
And sure other people can bring us JOY and happiness but if we cannot receive or see it, WE stop ourselves from experiencing it.
As for the fear one, just reading this quote and pondering on it brings me freedom. I do not have to let fear live in my mind rent free! I can got off its source of energy.
One of the best ways to shift from fear is to focus on love and gratitude. This instantly helps one to start shifting from vibrating at the level of fear and to start to move up the emotional and energetic ladder.
I have written about working with your thoughts to help with this as well. Here are a few links to past blogs posts that might help you if you are struggling with any of this:
I shared a quote on Facebook today, along with some additional thoughts of my own.
Here was the quote:
“Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enJOY and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.” Anonymous
My addition to it:
And if you want to take it to the next level, try to EnJOY it even when it is not so called “Good” … we can never get lost time back so let’s squeeze as much JOY out of EVERY moment that we can even when it is challenging. When it seems hard to do, look for things to be grateful for, think of who you Love and who Loves you, Smile at Beautiful memories, send Inspiration and Hope to others, listen to Happy music, take pictures of the sky, notice how blue the sky is, Love up your pet, drink a glass of water all while appreciating that you have clean water to drink, …… the list is endless. Use your internal power and focus wisely.
Can you add to this list? Why not get out a pen and paper or grab your phone and use your Note feature to jot down some more things. I promise you if you do, you will feel so good and that sounds pretty darn good right about now, doesn’t it? 🙂