It's impossible to be happy if we're always waiting for the other shoe to drop, anxiously anticipating all the bad things that could happen.
...The truth is that life does change constantly, and there are ebbs and flows between happiness and pain.
In one instant our situations can shift so drastically that we will be left reeling, so expecting that every day will be wonderful is obviously both unrealistic and unhelpful. Yet I’ve found that anxiously awaiting some sort of tragedy or pain often diminishes my current happiness.
Waiting for the other shoe to drop is this tricky way that we rob ourselves of a good feeling in the now because we are nervously anticipating something negative in the future.
A balance between fear about the future and a naive optimism is possible; we could call this space living fully.
Living fully is where we acknowledge that life will bring suffering and beauty, pain and happiness, challenge and comfort, and it will all come at different times. If we live fully, we do our best to float gracefully between these times, aiming not to get “stuck” in a space of overwhelming tension...
"Our bodies learn to lock down on things that might be dangerous." Thanks for watching this video on how to Stop Pushing Away Joy. Below you will find links to a few resources you can download and en-joy as a next step! Get the Choosing Joy Guided Meditation. Join my 7-Day Joy Workouts...
"Our bodies learn to lock down on things that might be dangerous."