Being Completely Full of Joy
I have written about this before. If something is not right in your mind or body, isolate the cause, investigate how to resolve it, and take action as soon as possible. Pure joy, contentedness, peace, and calm should not wait. If we have been anxious, depressed, lost, confused, or stuck, this release is like a new breath after a long time underwater.
It’s easy to get lost in our worries, insecurities, and dependencies if we do not stop and question our core beliefs and realize who we are, how others can see us, and what truly benefits us. These insights might be the wake-up call we need to wake up every morning and finally be so in love with being alive that we cannot wait for the day to start.
Many of us are firmly attached to outcomes and results, people and places, and we don’t realize this is only holding us back. Of course, we can have strong opinions about whether we can do without something or someone. Still, it’s unhealthy to depend heavily on them to define your wellness or happiness and take every perceived opinion as a final judgment, making you feel doom or despair if things don’t go your way. This unhealthy outlook keeps us from being in touch with ourselves, what we genuinely care about, our beliefs, insights, and life goals.
To escape from the hold of the ego, we must cultivate presence and experience oneness, where we are vaguely connected to each and everyone else and can feel or understand them at a deeper, intrinsic level. Then, we can feel connected, whole, and autonomous, in turn respecting the autonomy of others.
Having done this beginning of this year, I feel energized and enthusiastic about life to come and what it holds for me and excited about all the beautiful possibilities that lie ahead. It takes strength, steadfastness, and determination to overcome limiting beliefs, mental illness, and confusion in the face of what is genuine. Then finally, we can only reap the benefits and reward ourselves with peace, happiness, and contentment.
Those undergoing a process to discover themselves, what truly matters to them, and which actions to take to receive energy cannot easily simply cheer up or start trying harder. It takes time, and any result will be artificial unless they go through the entire process. We must not only continue to follow our dreams, but we must also use our dreams to send powerful signals across the universe to gather the forces required to assist us in our lives and what means the most to us right now: happiness and peace in this body and mind. Only then can we be completely full of joy.
Aimee Sparrow is an author, applied philosopher, and mathematician who has been living with a mood disorder for more than a decade and advocates for happiness and inner peace. She is the author of Lunacy. Follow her website for more details.