How to Cultivate Joy: Are You Wondering Where to Begin? Start By Reading This! by Stephanie Cannoe
To cultivate joy is a process of discovery, adjusting the sails as you go. The only requirement is an open heart and spirit. This practice denotes intention, time and energy. And it is important to remember that joy does not invalidate our real suffering. Instead, the invitation is to hold our reality, whatever that is, authentically in the moment, while expanding our awareness simultaneously. In this way, every experience is an opportunity to embrace joyfulness.
- While in morning traffic feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. Let it in.
- When at your limit, while the kids fight in the other room, pause, and listen to the birds singing outside your window to find inner strength.
When you do this practice you will find extraordinary moments in the ordinary, an open door to allow joy in.