Tag: joy

Aliveness

And yet, it was all really okay. More than okay. One of those wet mornings as I was sitting, my mind became very quiet. My attention opened gently and fully to the changing flow of experience—aching, waves of tiredness, fleeting thoughts, sounds of rain. Continuing to pay attention, I felt the subtle sense of aliveness (chi energy) that pervades my whole body. This aliveness was not solid, it was spacious, a dance of light. The more I opened to this aliveness, the more I could sense an alert inner stillness, the background inner space of pure being. And the more I rested in that stillness, the more vividly alive the world became.

Tara Branch


autumn still lifeImage by withrow on Flickr

Gratitude

Accord­ing to Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, trea­sur­ing our divin­i­ty means being in a con­stant state of appre­ci­a­tion. Dyer pro­fess­es that it is in this state that we train our­selves to look for things to be joy­ful about, happy about and grate­ful for. When I am steeped in grat­i­tude, life seems so much sim­pler. I am not over­whelmed with things I wish were dif­fer­ent. I am not view­ing the world from a lens of lack. I am not drown­ing in self-pity or sor­row. I am abun­dant­ly aware of the bless­ings in my life. I am full of… I am just full. It’s such a delight­ful way of being. I offer you this humbly. Grat­i­tude. It’s a prac­tice worth engag­ing. It’s the prac­tice of look­ing for the beau­ty around you at all times. It’s so ful­fill­ing and enrich­ing. Give it a try.

Rebecca Butler in  A Blessed Life: Practicing Gratitude in the Face of Robbery


 Epic Sunrise over Angkor Wat by mendhak, on FlickrImage by mendhak on_flickr

Cultivate joy

Plea­sure can increase your joy. Peo­ple spend lots of time on things that make them unhap­py. To cul­ti­vate joy, pay atten­tion to what you like.

Annie Kagan


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Our lives are cre­at­ed through each moment. Debra Moffitt