I am starting to not only see the wisdom in letting “Joy” lead the way in my life, but am actually letting “Joy” lead the way. I am letting joy be a part of everything I do. If I am not feeling joy doing whatever I am doing, then I stop.
I recently closed my counseling practice and moved to Albuquerque. I am resting and looking at: what next. Sometimes I come up with an idea that comes from fear. It sounds something like, “I am fearful I won’t have a good enough financial retirement, so I will do ________ because I can make more money.” Now, there is nothing wrong with the idea, and because fear motivates it, there is no joy. What I know for my self is: I deserve to live in joy and to enjoy my moments, work and all. So the question I asks myself is: If I am not operating from fear, and I just let myself do what I enjoy, what will it be?”
When we live our lives in joy, the shame is not there. When I live in fear and make choices from that fear, I live in shame.
Reminder: Whether I believe it or not, I deserve to live in joy. What choices will I make if joy leads the way in my life?