In taking up this blog, I am following my own advice from my book, The Five Words. I am stepping out of my comfort zone. I wish to be present for the people who, after reading the book, still have questions or issues. Other details of my life and experience are documented elsewhere on this website but this is what we are all after, JOY.
What would it be like to command and befriend profound, extreme emotions? Joy is the goal. Happiness is the impetus for every action taken by every being on the planet. In other words, at any moment, armed with the understanding we have, each of us behaves in the way we believe will bring us the most happiness. Many times the quest for happiness is misguided. Motivators (money, power, love, or trying to end pain, etc.) lead us to act or act out.
Joy and happiness are not the same thing. Happiness has much to do with the external world. Joy, on the other hand, expresses the peace you feel when you understand the infinite you.
Year after year, session after session, I am reminded of many years of personal struggle with emotions that trampled and misguided me. Year after year, session after session, I find beautiful souls struggling with emotions and feelings of helplessness in the face of crushing fate. Bound up in the injustice of what the world is doing to them, these people are consumed by external relationships and what might happen or, what might happen “if only.”
The truth is, a focus on relationships to lovers and employers is not only fruitless and frustrating, it is beside the point. Please understand, our relationship to ourselves is that which provides every advantage or disadvantage we have. Life
is a self-directed adventure. We choose the adventure. We decide to empower the correct parts of life, and we determine what those parts are. We are the ones to set boundaries that safeguard our energies for that which is most important. We get to commit to our own adventure as we determine it to be, and we learn compassion to guide our way. At the end is ultimate Joy.
The how and why this is all accomplished is the matter of my life’s work. I teach how to put yourself first and still maintain a loving, generous, and life supporting personal relationship with all those who populate your space.
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