Good beautiful frosty -30°C last day of February!! Went for an incredible and invigorating morning walk appreciating the sunshine, the crisp feel of the morning on my cheeks, and gratitude to feel alive! On this journey of joy that I find myself, one great way to start the day feeling wonderful is to go for a walk of appreciation.
Like all people who have the good fortune to live in this incredibly rich country of ours, I have a lot for which to be grateful, but this morning what filled my heart with joy was the feeling of pouring rain☺ Historically, I associated the expression “When it rains, it pours” to unpleasant things happening in one’s life; that when one “bad” thing happens, a succession of things going wrong seemed to occur. Well this week I have experienced the exact opposite. When one “good” thing happens, a succession of things going right occur.
Last week I spoke of facing fears, overcoming mental obstacles of doubt and insecurity. Last week I decided to feel the joy of doing what I love – “bringing joy to others through life coaching, motivating, writing, educating.” I decided to focus on these feelings of passion and possibility, versus feelings of monetary fears and personal “who do I think I am to be a Joy Coach” doubts. Last week I danced as I met my first life coaching client. This week I dance and sing as my client base has grown to three!!!
What happens when you focus on feelings of possibility and passion? Things immediately begin to shift in your environment and what you are feeling continues to grow and blossom. The “trick” is to feel the possibility, to feel the passion, to feel the joy. It is also to accept that to experience the feelings you have to clear yourself of the negative thoughts running in the background that are blocking the feelings; hence when the opposite occurs. A negative experience feels bad and when we are focused on how bad we feel, we draw more “bad” feeling experiences.
The good thing is that it is possible to re-write the negative thoughts running in the background. It requires desire and dedication, but it is possible to re-train one’s brain to think with a positive perspective. Does that mean that you never feel bad again? Heavens no! What it means is that the “bad” feelings become signposts guiding you towards your joy. So on this beautiful cold February morning I gleefully thank the Universe for signposts of pain, a positive re-tracked brain, and the possibility to Coach Joy!!!
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