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Day 8 — Living Joy
Welcome to the second week of our 21-Day Meditation Experience,Expanding Your Happiness. Last week we discovered that happiness is something we source inside us, not outside us. We experienced the sprouting of these seeds of happiness – joy, love, hope, peace, inspiration, wholeness – and felt them take root. This week our happiness will grow and blossom to enrich all aspects of our lives.
It is natural to express our joys, to share our happiness with others. Watch how young children innocently display their happiness and delight. As adults we have learned to be more guarded with expressing our emotions, even our positive ones, and this has the effect of limiting the positive influence of our happiness in our lives. We need to give ourselves permission to be, to live and feel life as we are.
Today’s meditation is designed to open the doors of our joy and let it expand into all areas of life.
Our centering thought for today is:
We are here to enjoy.
“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” —Henri J.M. Nouwen