We all have parts of us in our life that we see as limitations and weakness, things that get us feeling down on ourselves and keep us from doing or being all that we’d like to. But as we learn to experience joy in them we can begin to see them as great strengths and successes in our lives that truly help get us to where and how we want to be.
This is a true real raw life episode of my experience in dealing with a strange situation. We don’t always know how we are going to feel in certain circumstances, and that’s okay. By allowing our emotions to be expressed and felt just as they are and being okay with what they are in the moment is truly a joyful thing to experience.
“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.
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.
It’s tough to feel joyful when you don’t feel good. But JOY is still there, it is in all things, everywhere, every time. We just need to know how to feel and experience it regardless of how we may feel physically at the moment.
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.
We all have times and places and situations when we have to wait for things and wait for others. It can be very frustrating or it can be very joyful. The choice is yours whichever you want to experience whenever you have to wait for anything or anyone.
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.