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Living in Joy

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”Joseph Campbell

The Espirational theme for November is living in joy.  I know some may think this inappropriate in the midst of the tragedies and sorrows of this world, but this is the perfect time to remember and chose joy.  If we lose joy, we become defeated, living in a world without hope.  In other words the darkness wins.

Our lives in this world are meant to be a marvelous, joy filled adventure.  But if we live as though life is just one bad thing after another until we die, that is what we will get.

So this month I encourage you to look for joy.  Even if all you find is one tiny speck of light hiding in a dark corner, grab on to it.  Celebrate it.  Keep you eyes open and expect to find more.  Defeat the darkness by choosing to live in joy.

We will be talking about joy this month in the Espirational Facebook Community.  You are invited to join us.

Be the silent watcher

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“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behaviour. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” — Eckhart Tolle

 

 

Take time to be still and reflective

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“The truth is that taking the time to be still and reflective actually increases productivity and gives more joy to what you’re doing when it’s time to take action again.” ― Maria Erving

On Sowing and Reaping

We have all heard, “you reap what you sow.”  But what does it mean, really?
 
You may have heard of the “Law of Attraction.”  These teachings are correct in that what you put out into the universe is what comes back to you.  It is Universal Law.    It works for everyone and does not depend on the intent of the user.  It works for those with altruistic motivations who only care about helping others and it also works for those with more self serving motives of accumulating power and monetary wealth.
 
Many times the Law of Attraction is associated with money.  And who wouldn’t like to attract more money to themselves?
 
But we are missing the point if we limit this Universal Law to just one aspect of life.  It can all be summed up in these simple words.  “You reap what you sow.”  Or “what you put out into the world comes back to you.”
 
We create our own reality using our thoughts, words and actions.  If we sow love with loving thoughts, words and actions we will reap love.  If we sow fear with fearful thoughts, words and actions we will reap fear.  If we sow lack with thoughts, words and actions of not having enough we will reap lack.  If we sow joy with joyful thoughts, words and actions we will reap joy.  If we sow sorrow with sorrowful thoughts, words and actions we will reap sorrow.  If we sow peace with peaceful thoughts words and actions we will reap peace.
 
Now our outward circumstances may not change, but when we change the way we look at them we change.  This is how we create our own reality.
 
Don’t over complicate this.  It really is that simple.  Now living it? That’s the hard part.  Emoji  It takes time, patience and practice.  But as you begin to see how you are attracting things you want as well as things you don’t want into your life you will want to keep trying to learn this skill.