50 Gifts From A Joy Practice

Too often, we can get wrapped around the axle by problems, worries, and drama, all of which consume our time and energy and offer us little in return.  Wouldn\’t it be great to change that? The truth is we can.

Joy is not just a feeling. Joy is an intelligence, an anchor, a practice, a skill, and a compass. When we are embedded in joy as foundational for our well-being and our lives, then a lot of things fall into place, and life becomes good. Turning this understanding and experience of joy into a practice so it becomes natural begins many benefits. This is a short list of the many benefits that come from s joy practice:

  1. It is easier to focus.
  2. It is easier to discern what is a distraction.
  3. It becomes easier to recognize manipulations.
  4. A joy practice invites the support of your intuition.
  5. It is easier to process emotions when you have a joy practice to help you resolve them.
  6. You eliminate the false negativity in favor of a joyful practicality.
  7. You can connect with reality as your friend.
  8. You can see the good in yourself.
  9. The good in others is more apparent.
  10. The gifts of past generations become a source of gratitude.
  11. Gratitude becomes more meaningful and real.
  12. You naturally tap into the process of creating good in the world.
  13. Process and flow become important connection points.
  14. Self-care is natural because it supports the good in you and the world.
  15. Practical realities support joy and take priority.
  16. Your basic needs are met, so you feel content most of the time.
  17. You feel little need to escape.
  18. You enjoy trust-building with others.
  19. You are not easily discouraged.
  20. You happily do your part.
  21. You expect others to do their part.
  22. You see how different facets of culture support each other,
  23. Being present and in flow means you have little conflict.
  24. Life is about creating by yourself and others.
  25. You question the need for so much fighting and war.
  26. You do not over-commit or under-commit.
  27. Emotions are information to support joy creation.
  28. You do not compete unless it makes sense to do so.
  29. You have an easier time identifying your real needs.
  30. Quality of life is a higher priority than external rewards like fame.
  31. You declutter not just of stuff, but anything that reduces the quality of life.
  32. You more easily identify where your gifts improve quality of life.
  33. You observe all that many forms of joy in the world.
  34. You can see the motivation to find joy in all beings.
  35. You have compassion and respect for the joy-seeking nature of all beings.
  36. You allow each being their joy-seeking journey.
  37. You have less fear.
  38. Joy brings you a greater awareness of possibilities.
  39. You welcome trial and error and are less afraid of failure.
  40. There is nothing to prove.
  41. You see the universe as a friendly place.
  42. You can lighten up and not carry the weight of the world on your shoulders.
  43. You worry less.
  44. Boundaries are naturally supportive of creating joy and quality of life.
  45. Reality is more important than beliefs.
  46. You protect your energy as your vital resource.
  47. You respect the energy of others and their need to protect theirs.
  48. You connect diversity with joy and quality of life.
  49. Life becomes more delightful, and you discover more sources of delight.
  50. You are happy to be alive.

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