“Joy is not in things.
Gentle, peaceful joy is all I want. When I get into a tight spot in my head, I ask, “How can I see this differently?”
If I feel guilty, I am listening to the wrong adviser. Maybe it is my ego? Instead, I listen to my higher, inner voice, that place where LOVE resides.
Putting a smile on my face, I greet the day.
I have the ability to change how I feel about the “hurt” or “offense” I believe is true – by dropping the denial and obstacles. Instead, I choose to release grievances, resentments, judgments and discontent by letting go of my ego and all its illusions.
I cannot feel conflict if I want to express my creativity so I must find serenity to generate ideas. The steps to a tranquil mind include meditation, positive thought, gentle motion and the consciousness of being in the now. The experience of Now is timeless.
Self induced fear holds me back. I invite Love to be my focus. I demonstrate Love and what it looks like. I accept that everyone, including myself, is doing their best according to their awareness. And when I have a miracle impulse to extend and express my love, I do not let my fear or ego distort the outcome in order to stop me.
I am called to be a light bearer and avoid the drama. By putting negative news, thoughts and views in my conscious, I am perpetuating it. I change the dialog within myself and I change what I think by remaining right here, right now, in this space. Is it happening here, to me, right now? Then, why would I place that in my mind’s eye? Why would I continue the destruction by sustaining its evil validity in my Brain? Why memorialize, internalize and preserve it? I give my unloving thoughts to Divine Source and surrender it, one thought at a time. And, there is but one thought, one choice.
If it seems complicated, it’s my ego showing off and distracting me.
Love is simple. Joy is mine.
When I am unhappy, I need to remember to say, “This thought I do not want, I choose Peace (or Joy or Love or Compassion or Forgiveness) instead.”