Joy is your natural state. It's that spark of the divine that lives deep inside your heart and moves you towards the light of your highest potential. You'll find joy when you're fully engaged in the present moment.
“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Children know that joy is their true nature. It's easy for them to find their joy because it hasn't been covered up by years of struggle. Trade all of your struggles for joy and renew your childlike zest for life.
Life is not a problem to be solved, it's an adventure to be enjoyed. You'll discover joy when you put your attention on being alive. Notice how good it feels to experience every moment of your life for the first time.
Joy is connected to meaning and purpose. It's how you feel when you're rising up to meet your full potential. When you remember what you came here to do, and start doing it, you'll experience the joy of living on...
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Loving yourself means paying attention to your body, mind, heart, and spirit. As you focus on each part with compassion you will naturally cultivate genuine self-love in a balanced way. When you love yourself life gets easier.
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
~ Barbara De Angelis
Loving your body begins with self-acceptance. It needs acceptance to heal or change any parts that you've judged or rejected. When you look at your body in the mirror focus on the parts that are easy to love, then switch your focus to the parts that are harder to love, and accept them too. Your body will respond with healing and transformation.
Loving your mind starts with attention. Pay attention to how you're using your mind or if it's using you. You can develop a healthy mindset by saying...
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The pinecone represents enlightenment. The four pathways to becoming enlightened are as close as your body, mind, heart and spirit. Focus on maintaining a healthy body so you'll have a reliable vehicle for your journey.
True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one's own self being fully realized.
~ Dalai Lama
Your body is one pathway to enlightenment. Every message it gives you is a sign that points you in the right direction. If you ignore your body's signals you may end up taking a detour to your soul's destination.
Create a passion project for your body. Decide what you feel passionate about when it comes to health and fitness. Use your passion to fuel a project that will take you on the physical pathway to enlightenment.
Acceptance of your body just the way it is can lead to enlightenment. Your ego is in the habit of finding fault, and its limited perspective will take you in the wrong direction. Love your body and give it the...
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