The power lies within you to create your joy.

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." Lao Tzu

feel joyA powerful statement and one that we need to say often if we seek inner peace and contentment for ourselves. The power to change our lives lies within each one of us not in the outside world and it comes from our own actions.

We live in a fast paced world and too often we believe that all of our solutions and answers come from there, but the truth is that the outside world adds to the confusion and many of the difficulties that we face daily. We are continually told what is going to bring us joy many believe that if we have more stuff, we will be happier. That is a false belief. Every day we are faced with stories that tell us about all the things we need to make us happy, fulfilled and even successful but I am here to tell you that it isn't the material goods that we accumulate that makes us feel fulfilled but rather the warmth, contentment and joy that we experience within the depths of our heart and soul that actually fills our void.

If you are wondering how to create your joy, read on and I will share my thoughts that have help me experience a life of inner peace and joy.

1. First you must choose to bring joy into your life. Experiencing joy is a conscious choice; therefore you must be a proactive agent of change because it is through changing direction that you will be able to make improvements that last.

2. Your experiences are the result of your choices therefore, if you are seeking more joy and happiness, you must create an environment where the seeds of joy and happiness can be cultivated, nurtured and brought into your reality. That, of course, requires you to be mindful of where you are placing your thoughts. Negative thoughts will weaken your state and eventually take over and rob you of happiness.

3. We all have challenges and situations that cause us stress but it is how we act and react to those situations that will determine how one lives. Never forget that you are the creator and source of your outcome so if you truly are seeking joy, then you need to surround yourself with those experiences that will allow you to bring joy into your world. If you like music, listen to it, sing along and even dance. If you like to cook, create your masterpiece that delights your palate. Walking in nature and see with new eyes the earth that God created. That alone will definitely change your heart and open you up to receive even more joy and inner peace. God blessed this Earth with an abundance of joy and calming energy but it is up to each one of us to seek it out and craft it to our liking.

jump for joyIf you want to experience joy in your life, you will need to make that a priority. Joy and inner peace is the language of the soul and it is expressed through our healthy and loving feelings. When we learn this language we are better prepared to call it into our conscious mind on a regular basis. Feel with your heart not your mind. Allow the language of your heart and soul to heal you and fill you with a genuine sense of joy.

Joan Marie Ambrose -- Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2015