My life, My Journey, I am in control of My Joy…..and nobody else is to be held responsible!
Surely been there, no real JOY……happiness dipping in and out as people moved around in my life.
Joy is something that no one can take away from you. It is cultivated internally, it is intertwined with your personal spiritual journey, it is YOUR achieved peace of mind; a personal experience. This cannot be taken away by people or situations that temporarily move through your life.
Then there is HAPPINESS….this is determined by external factors, people, material possessions; a temporary beautiful emotion. Happiness also enhances the quality of life and changes your mood; a wonderful feeling of bliss. I mean who doesn’t love that feeling? I sure do!
Relationships ( of all types) are a part of life. They are inevitable and we all form them. Relationships will tug on your emotions; your partner will make you feel like you’re on cloud nine and irritate your entire being all in the same day!
Who and what trigger your emotions? Do they make you mostly happy, or mostly sad? These are questions to ask yourself when deciding if to keep people and situations relevant in your life.
Find yourself before sharing yourself. You cannot give of yourself what you do not have for yourself.
Ummm, do I need Negative Nancy or Bad Vibes Bob that continuously discourages me when my ideas and dreams are put forward?
I think NOT!
Here are three ways to know if you are on the right path to finding your inner peace:
- The urge to respond to people that offend or hurt you has decreased dramatically.
- Your life have a sense of direction geared towards achieving your goals at your own pace.
- You are selective in choosing who become relevant in your life.
Pick your inner circle wisely. The sweet feeling of joy and happiness is indescribable!