“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” Lewis B. Smedes What does it really mean to forgive? Who and why are we to forgive? Forgiveness is one of the great tools we have for experiencing real joy in life. Regardless of what has been done to you, you can choose to forgive and be free and full of joy.
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There is lots of joy and fun to be experienced in life when we’re with people we love. But what about when we’re alone? Is it possible to experience joy being alone? It is when you learn to count all things joy and learn to truly love the person you’re with, especially if that person is yourself.
We all have places to get to in life and often that means we are on the road going somewhere. There are a lot of cars, buses, trains, motorcycles and people out there all trying to get places, it can be frustrating sometimes getting stuck in. But since you’re going to have times where you’re stuck in it anyhow, the real key is to learn how to experience joy in it.
In this episode I share with you one of my own deep real raw experiences that helped me discover the joy in awareness. When we are aware of who we are and why we are, we are able to find the joy in all experiences, even and especially the difficult ones. “Awareness allows me to perceive possibilities rather than difficulties, to feel connected to my Source of being and see the outcome as working rather than failing.” —Wayne Dyer
Today I read to you from my own book “The ABC’s of Joyful Living”. Writing that book was my own way of being able to more fully express what it meant for me personally to experience joy in all things. It’s a bit of a personal journal of sorts. As I learned how truly simple and important it was to live joyfully regardless of circumstances, I just had to write it and share with others.
Today we continue reading from Christian D. Larson and get some more insights into how all things that happen in our life can be an opportunity for experiencing joy. Even moments of adversity and hardship and disappointment can lead us to greater experiences of joy if we know where to look and what to do. We are the masters of our own joyful living.
There was just too much good stuff in Christian D. Larson’s book that I couldn’t contain it all in one episode so I made three! So we continue to read and discuss more ways to train ourselves to count all things joy. In this discussion we learn how to see every occasion and relationship as an opportunity for experiencing joy and bringing in more light and love into our own lives and thus making it possible for us bring more joy, light and love to others and into the world.
This is the first of a three part episode where I read from and share my insights and understandings from the book “The Ideal Made Real” by Christian D. Larson. All of our experiences no matter what they may be can truly be joyful if we train ourselves to Count it all Joy.