This article will appear in the next issue of Sibyl magazine.
Our way of being in the world encompasses every aspect of who we are, from our communication style to the way we respond to the challenges of life. Even when we aren’t speaking aloud, our body language can communicate our thoughts very clearly through facial expressions, and body postures.
We can probably think of people whose very presence elicits peace, comfort, and joy. The way they carry themselves, and the love they exude, is transmitted through their very essence. Their positive energy puts people at ease, while inspiring courage, possibilities, hope and self-confidence.
These loving people have looked within themselves, and by experiencing self-love have brought love to others. They radiate acceptance, and the ability to overcome any adversity that comes their way. It is a gift to meet these compassionate people, because they demonstrate what is possible for each of us, and inspire optimism.
We all have the capacity to live our lives in a joyful manner but sometimes our early conditioning can disrupt the flow of good feelings. For instance, if someone once told us we were not very talented, we may have become accustomed to believing it, and feeling insecure as a result. This insecurity naturally inhibits the full expression of our being, and the manner in which we walk through life. Therefore, it is not always a matter of changing ourselves as much as it is about rediscovering ourselves underneath the faulty programming that was embedded long ago.
Awareness is the key to unlocking any disempowering messages we many have received, and allow our authentic selves to come forth. We gain awareness and connection with our authentic selves by quieting our busy minds, and listening to our inner observer. This is the part of us that is assessing our world, and trying to get our attention. However, if we aren’t allowing any quiet time into our day, we won’t hear the guidance being sent, and the busyness will continue to conceal, and drowned out this wonderful internal guide.
In addition to quiet time, there is an abundance of wellness resources available to help open up our mind. These sources of knowledge can help us to excavate our old perceptions, and exchange them for more life affirming insights. By spending more time around optimistic people, and attending uplifting events, we start to hear new ideas beyond the sameness of our own thoughts, and believe in possibilities.
The more knowledge and wisdom we cultivate, the more likely we will uncover those healing feelings of peace, comfort, and joy from the depth of our being. We will personally experience the positive effects from uprooting any negativity, and begin to blossom into the person we were meant to be. Our positive feelings, and new way of being will spread out to others, inspiring the same kind of optimism, courage, and hope that originally inspired us!
Consider your level of optimism, and see what thoughts may be blocking your joy.