the Choice for Joy
individuals feel they must prepare themselves for great trials, great change. This change can take the form of job or career, family choices, school,
relationships falling outside the blood-related bonds of formal family
structure. Many consider themselves blessed at this time just to be alive.
It is an inexplicable feeling that transgresses thought or mindset.
us also unites us as people. Many of us are aware of our inherent nature
as spiritual beings, yet lower human tendencies creep into our behavior,
our mindset. I was at once reminded of the presence of mind this lower
human tendency took. It came in the guise of fear, fear so profound and
over powering that it ruled my very existence for a time. The fear that
poured forth from within me reflected back to me in many relationships
transcended the fear. The common denominator that allowed me the experience of self-expression
through more positive means, began with my willingness to change. Even
though I did not know what was before me, I decided fear just had to goat
whatever the personal cost.
Today, when stepping into a new experience, fear has a way of creeping
into as subtle nuances of thought patterns. I identify the fear by a sense
of trepidation with a reminder of past experiences. When this occurs,
I am learning to recognize it for what it isold patterningand
then release it. As I do this, a wave of recognition pours forth which
then allows the joy of the present moment to be fully felt.
If you are
currently experiencing the internal struggle of fear on any level, rest
assured you are gripped by the pain of worry, doubt, indecision, remorse,
regret. This is sometimes experienced as a sense of impending doom or
deadening feeling in your gutall feelings that divide and separate
you from who you really are.
We are light beings of the highest order! Translation? We have the power
to transcend fear and embrace our heart's desire.
is one thing I learned from being ruled by the monster feeling of fear
is that no matter how powerful a hold it had over me, in the end, it was
all illusion. The mind does that to us. The heart never fails to guide
us when we are willing to listen. However, the trick to all this is most
difficult at first, but very simple.
The key to unlocking the grip of fear is trust. If you are reading these
words and are gripped by fear, I can believe that your trust in others,
trust in your own inner guidance, has been broken somewhere along the
way. The good news is that the breech can be repaired by allowing your
spirit of self-discovery to lead the way.
And there's one more thingit takes a willingness to change.
in all forms. You decidepain or freedom; hardship or joy; misery
or enlightenment. Once you choosereally make that choice to take
action in earnestyour life will evolve into a journey of joy.
to change only takes a moment but transforms a lifetime of struggle into
a journey of profound learning.
it from one whose life was once totally overcome by fear. The gift of
experiencing a profound sense of joy is unparalleled and within your grasp.
It all begins with making that choice to change.