I was seven. I was standing on the blacktop at my elementary school. All the other kids were running, playing, enjoying their freedom, and it felt foreign to me. Intuitively, I knew life was about so much more.
The kids had it right. Life ultimately is about finding your joy. Not someone else's version of happiness. Not the bubbling deliriousness that you see on marketing ads. I'm talking personal bliss.
Joy is an internal jewel. We might have to look hard to find it, especially in the upheaval that the last few years have brought to our reality. Yet, it's always there.
One question I am asked repeatedly in sessions is, "What is my purpose here?" More times than not, the answer is self-related. "Be happy." "Find your joy." Be a smiling example for your kids." I don't recall one time relaying, "Get that, Porsche." "Upsize your life." "End world suffering." No. It's simple mundane answers that leave my clients wholly baffled. Like an expanding balloon, life in all directions improves when we decide to see the positive light in every situation.
If you are reading this blog and wondering how to stop being depressed, tired, broke, lost, etc. Start small. Flip your mind's script and start forcing yourself to see the positive in everything. Sharpen your perspective until you see the beauty in every situation. Challenge yourself with everything you experience. Faster than you believe it can happen, your life will start to radiate with vibrant energy, and bliss will be yours!