I loved this article by Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) from Felicity Huffman's website, all about finding her joy.
Baby Steps Into Joy
She discusses about how she'd always had difficulty learning dance combinations, but now says:
"Now, the only the difference is: I DON’T CARE! I want the best shortcut to JOY..."
Like I mentioned in my earlier post, we want to feel good, or at least better. We want to do what makes us happy and fulfilled. That could be dancing, or exercise, or watching a movie or hanging out with a loved one. There has to be something that brings each of us, in our own way, to joy.
There are lots of things for me. Watching Glee, listening to positive music, writing, playing with the dogs, being in nature. All of these things are shortcuts to joy.
I love how she mentions loving to dance when she was younger, but giving it up because she thought she was "too old."
"And if that weren’t enough, I was more attached to my own limiting
belief systems about being “too old” or some such crap than I was
attached to my own happiness." (Emphasis mine. Sounds like Jennifer may know a little something about LOA)
She recognized her limiting beliefs about her age and abilities. We all have them. We're too young, too old, too fat, too thin, too broke, have no talent, will never succeed, so what's the point? Let's get to the point where we say as well, we don't care. Doing this makes me happy, and I want to be happy.
What are some of your limiting beliefs? How have you overcome them, or have you?