In her own way, my grandmother was teaching me that our emotions arise from our thoughts. Somehow she knew that if I focused on being joyful, I could not feel overwhelmed by negative feelings that had no solutions. She wanted me to understand that what we focus on expands. When you are consciously looking for joy you will find it, and it will grow. Conversely, focusing on the negative brings negative results.
You know in your heart that when you are feeling joyful, difficult people or situations simply do not have a lasting effect on you. You are more resourceful and open to new solutions. You handle stress and rejection much better. Joy turns routine tasks into enjoyable experiences, no matter what you are doing. Having fun is an important tool for a “conscious magician.”
Think about when you were a child; children love the absurdity of life. They do things for the sheer joy of it—they don’t care what others think. They do things simply to have fun. When you choose to have an attitude of joy, you will find fun everywhere.
Kids find joy in simple things
Don’t worry if you feel your sense of humor has been dampened in the past. You can learn to see and to use humor with a little practice, patience, and a willingness to let the lighter side of life shine through. I challenge you to watch more comedy, learn and tell more good jokes, and read the “Funnies” first in the newspaper to set the tone for your day. Give yourself permission to observe the insanity of the world and not let it affect you. You are only responsible for your own emotions which are created by your thoughts. Thinking good stuff equals attracting good stuff—yes, it is simple as that!
Your goal must be to become conscious of the fact that this very moment in time is a precious gift. You can get the most power from any moment if you make up your mind to enjoy it. Appreciate it. Honor it.