Friday, May 11, 2012

Finding Joy

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?

2 comments:

  1. :o) Bama Girl, GorgeouSophie from GVU here - would you care to describe a bit more of your Pray Journaling please? I have the gorgeous Jeannette's ebook - my friend gave it to me for my birthday - but still do not quite feel compelled to write every day or go on & on about whatever it is I desire - especially as it could be counterproductive...as you have however done quite wonderfully, I would appreciate your input.

    Thank you!

    GorgeouSophie

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  2. Hey, Sophie.

    I don't write in my pray rain journal daily. I did when I first started it, but now I do what feels best at the moment. I may just need an affirmation to repeat, or a song to listen to. When I do write, I keep it short. I have a little memo book, one of the tiny ones. I don't write more than a page and I always start with gratitude, writing as if it's already happened. This makes me feel good, so I can release whatever it is and trust that it is coming to me.

    I hope that helps. It's what works for me.

    Christina - Bama Girl

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