Friday, January 10, 2014
Your Life A-Z JOY
Joy is a feeling of great pleasure and delight. Joy follows the word interest because we have only nine innate affects (that means we have hard-wiring in our biology that generates anger, distress, sadness, dissmell, shame, disgust, interest, joy and surprise). As I alluded to in yesterday’s word, interest, without interest there is no real joy. We do not experience joy in our relationships, work, family, friends, hobbies, or chores unless we have some interest in them. Some people hate to clean house and if they have no real interest in having a clean house, they usually don’t clean house. However, if they have a vested interested in a clean house, even though they may hate housework, they feel a sense of joy and accomplishment when it is done! Learning how to cultivate interest will lead naturally to more joy in your days and weeks ahead.
Today, what do you imagine will bring you great joy and delight? Cultivate it as if you were making a special cake for your birthday. List the ingredients you will need to experience a delicious sensation of joy and then go out and accomplish making a joyful event in your life.