Which one of these cute little kitties do you think knows he’s not his thoughts?
That’s right, the happy one.
When we realise we have the power to choose which thoughts we pay attention to, life begins to take on whole new dimensions. How we experience life is a reflection of the condition of our minds and when we believe ourselves to be our thoughts, we have very little control over our experience and joyful living often elude us. But, as we begin to see, we are not our thoughts, and that we can re-condition our minds in favour of joy, happiness and love then we reclaim our power.And though it may seem like there’s a lifetime of conditioning to un-write first, it’s easier than you think.
Be -Cause, when you choose to take responsibility, or Be the Cause of your experience you begin to choose how to respond to life rather than reacting unconsciously and the more you do it, the more the new, favourable response becomes your habitual behaviour and you the art of conscious creating begins. So instead of having to think about it all the time, the positive, joyful way of responding becomes your unconscious behaviour. How cool is that?
Have you ever noticed how similar the words Reacting and Creating are, that’s because they are the same thing, processes of creation. We are always creating, the only difference is whether we are aware of it or not. Be conscious of the seeds you sow; are they the ones you want to blossom?
It is easy but not always simple to live your most joyful life so to help you and in honour of the 5th Dimension I’ve created Joyful Living 5-D Style.
“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends anything.”
“It is in your moments of decision, you destiny is shaped.”Power Points where the art of Conscious Creating takes on vitality and life force is your Decisions and your willingness to utilise the Power of Now to make new ones, when the ones you’re unconsciously running no longer serve you. If being joyful has become a chore, then maybe it’s time to have another look at the beliefs you’re running. Once again BE-Cause, each of these beliefs is based on a decision you made at some time in your past, be willing to let go of them if they are keeping you from the joy within you.
“Seems to me that there is a fine line between insanity and dedication…I call that line commitment”
Jeremy AldanaCome on…let’s face it, we don’t get to master anything without first putting some energy and attention to it. And like many other things in life Happiness is a skill, some might even call it an art form. I personally would say happiness is the ultimate celebration of life itself, because, even when we can’t see it, every moment is a gift, why else would it be called the present? In many instances we see how people’s greatest adversities were what led them to their greatest treasures. To create new habits takes dedication and most people would say 21 days of concentrated attention and new habits will be formed, for extra joyfulness why not just go for 30 though. One month’s dedication for lifetime’s new response, sounds like a fair deal to me.
Even though, many new responses can be formed easily within 30 days, a life dedicated to experiencing joyfulness ensures you never get too caught up in the down-ward cycle. Of course, you’ll dip in but once you’ve got a mind conditioned for happiness, your unconscious mind will do everything in its power to get you back there as quick as it can. Because that’s the directions you gave it when you were burning with desire and made the decision to dedicate yourself to being happy. Good, eh?
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
Jim RohnFor many, discipline has become a dirty word as it brings back memory of canes and belts and other out-dated and ridiculously horrible ways of getting children to tow the line. But discipline, is the way of the masters, in any area of life mastery requires discipline, or putting it another way, focussed attention. Like a plant we branch off in many ways as we journey through life but if we want our fruit to bloom fully, we need to sometimes focus energy and attention on a specific aspect of our lives. For the purpose of this post, the focus on being happy.
“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion.”
Albert EinsteinIt’s funny how little attention gets paid to the power of devotion.. Look around you, at your life and see how the things you’ve been devoted too have flourished. Look into the wider world and see the wonders created by those devoted to their dreams. I think it was in reading The Shack by Wm Paul Young that I first became consciously aware of the Power of Devotion and by this time Ben and Holly were on the scene. I was totally and utterly devoted to these two magnificent little miracles that had entered my life, and boy could I see it’s power. Devotion allows you the gift of grace when dealing with life challenges. It brings you into the moment and fills you with bliss. Yes, there are times the devoted heart feels a little weary as the devotion pushes them to do more than they thought was possible but it quickly recharges when it stops for a rest.
So there you have it Joyful Living 5-D Style. This list is by the only way to Joyful Living and there’s always room for expansion and growth. If this dedication had been to the 7th dimension I would probably have included Destiny & Drive too!
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