Finding Joy, Episode 6 of The Thought Vault Podcast
Finding joy is a concept I have marveled at for 3 important reasons.
1) I often pondered “can joy really be found?”
2) I love learning and researching personal development and
3) Well, joy can sometimes be elusive to me. I have come to believe that for most people, joy CAN be found and more apparent if you choose to seek it.
A main component that makes joy in our lives more elusive, is the fact that most aren’t living in the present.
In this episode, we dive into the power our thinking has over our joy. And, step by step ways we can learn to be more joyful each and every day.
First, Make Up Your Mind!
In order to truly live from Christ who dwells within us and the values we hold, what we love, and what we care about >>>> we must learn to conquer our thoughts.
As a believer in Christ , we are given LIFE and freedom to live it abundantly in Christ. We can live IN JOY by mandating our brains to feel that way.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Do not underestimate the power that your words and thoughts have over your life. Finding joy is possible just by speaking it into existence thru your faith in Christ.
Second, Establish a Rhythm
Establish a rhythm, and it will TRULY bring so much joy to your everyday! It is not necessary to have to plan every detail, or live by a precise schedule, but working into your days standing activities will ensure that you are being intentional with your life. And, when we can be intentional, it creates margin to incorporate the life-giving elements that fill us up, and push us to grow!
Listen in to hear the 4 things I do daily that bring joy into my life without much effort.
Third, Stay Open To Change
To have true joy, you have to be receptive to God’s work in your life. Do not be drilled in to your own ambitions, but be perceptive to His because He built you for a purpose, and ultimate joy comes from Christ flowing through your life.
We have to be able to see where God wants us to go. And, not be pigeon-holed into what we want for ourselves. God has a calling for your life, and His plans are the best plans. This is a point I’ve struggled with strongly!
Fourth, No Comparison
It’s easy to compare ourselves, marriage, lifestyle, home, finances, family against what other’s have. And it is the THIEF OF JOY!
Do not be consumed with what others say is important, successful, or meaningful > they are living THEIR life, and you are living YOUR’S!
This episode ended with a wonderful love and kindness meditative prayer. Listen in to get some rest and focus on feeling love and kindness over yourself and those you love. .
Listen to the meditations by going to boldpearls.com/meditations to listen!
Until Next time, “Do Not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds. -Romans 12:2
Go live with bold intention, bye for now!