I am continuing with the theme of ‘joy @ work’ as I believe that it is so very important. It is your life! And I am seeking different ways, one of which, I hope, will be just perfect for you. Are you starting to find some aspects from the past articles that are assisting you to find those gems of joy that are tucked away in a corner of your workplace and life?
It is the tucked away theme that I will continue to explore in this article. If you are struggling to get up and face work every day, or even most days, then joy is not what you will be thinking about most of the time.
Reciprocity – it can be a lovely word, but may also have a sting in the tail.
And that will depend on your expectation. If you do something expecting a certain response, you may well be setting yourself up for a disappointment.
It is an aspect of unconditional love. Just for today, have in your mind that whatever you do, you do because you want to, expect nothing in return. For example, if you let someone out into the traffic, do not expect a thank you. If you let someone get their coffee before you, don't expect a positive response. Do it because you want to.
Might you consider ‘joy’ and ‘work’ in the same sentence?
I imagine that for many of you that is not an easy combination. Let’s explore this concept and how it may be of benefit to you. Work, in this definition, is whatever you do that takes up most of your time, so it may be in an office, factory, farm, house, school – anywhere you spend most of your waking hours.
‘Lose weight’ is usually on the list of unattainable goals, especially as it will be no time before you will need to be baring your body on the beaches. You sigh; you have been here so many times before. Your weight story is a rollercoaster ride and your wardrobe shows this as well.
This year - 2017 (mark it in your diary) is different!
This year you have discovered Mind Chi.
This year you have the opportunity to make a life change for the better and save yourself from wasting all that time and money with futile actions.
Even though I have been on this planet for quite a few years now, spring always surprises and delights me. Whether you are in the country or in a city, observing the cycles of nature can provide a whole different perspective on the world and possibly your attitude.
This is an amazingly complex topic. It is in fact, essential to love yourself to lead a fulfil life, yet there is a delicate balance of how much. Too much loving yourself can become self-egoism, ‘I am the centre of the universe’ to all the way of being narcissistic, then there is selfless love as a conscious choice all the way to ‘I am not worthy of love, not even from myself’. And somewhere in the middle is that perilous tight rope of ‘just about the ‘right’ amount of love’.
A friend and I were catching up with each other’s news when she told me this story. I thought it was such a perfect reminder for all of us, that I am sharing it with you here!
Her particular story involved a religious group but as you read it, think about what the parallels in your life might be. Here is her story, with ways that you might be able to apply her lessons to assist you.
I very frequently apply the insight from my donkey story to whatever life experiences I am currently facing. This is a story about research conducted with two boys. One was placed in a room full of toys and the other was placed in a room full of manure and they were left alone for the day.
That is what the song says to us - but HOW?
I expect you are saying, 'I'd love to stop, but I can't!'
So here are two things to assist you: one is an amazingly encouraging piece of news AND the other a fool proof way to stop your worrying - want to know more?
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