Don’t wait for life to fall into place before you choose to be joyful.
Each day is filled with infinite possibility and offers countless opportunities to be joyful, fulfilled, content… Your work is to consciously choose joy again and again. The ego-mind, as it is wont to do, will seek to disrupt your peace. It will find the worst “what ifs” or dwell upon regret in order to blind you to the beauty that is all around.
Rather than seeing the ego as the enemy or something to be overcome, consider it a teacher. When we can transform our inner state of consciousness, we bring new insight and interpretation to our life experience. Joy allows you to rise above the mechanisms of the ego.
Obviously, every life is filled with challenges and moments of sadness. The awakening soul learns how to navigate these moments without the ripples of intensity disturbing the peacefulness within.
Joy is transformative. It expands our outlook and frees the heart.