If you want a life filled with joy, be joyful. If you wish to find love, be loving. If you want to be abundant, see the abundance that you already have… our thoughts create the space in which our dreams manifest.
True joy has no opposite. Once we’ve reached a point where we access the truth of who we are – the sacred expression of the Infinite in physical form – portals to joy, love, enthusiasm and acceptance become fully open to us.
It sounds simple because it is simple. Typically the ego wants to keep us mired in the belief that enlightenment is hard or that it only happens to special or spiritually evolved people. However, it begins by simply realizing when we are out of alignment with joy, observing and releasing limiting thoughts and purposefully walking forward on the Path of Transformation.
Enlightenment can happen spontaneously for some people – a flash of awakening or insight suddenly shifts them from despair to joy. But for most of us, it is a journey of practice, moving from situation to situation with our newfound tools and experience while allowing the process to unfold. Periodically take the time to notice how differently you react to challenges compared to where you were a month, a year or a decade ago.