What brings me joy?
Sunlight. Writing. Reading. Time with my wife. Time with my friends. My cats. My niece and my nephews. Driving with the windows down and the radio blasting. Helping other people.
I want more joy in my life. I want to spend more time happy, excited to greet the day and write my stories and share my blogs and do everything I can to make at least my corner of the world the best place that it can be.
I want to have abundance and be wealthy so that I can share more of my time, more of my ideas, more stuff with more people. I want to be a positive role model and influence people to be empowered and imaginative and to bring light to dark places.
I am a writer of fantasy, sci-fi, Steampunk and more. I also write philosophy, self-help, and contemplative political and socially-minded pieces. I have bills to pay and responsibilities to people, a decent-paying but draining, boring job; Crossing the Bridges is about putting all of these often disparate bits together so that I can have the more joyful life I desire to.
I know that I can do better than this. I know that I can take my writing to the point where it will pay my bills and allow me to have more of what I want from life. I am right at the cusp, right at the point where all of the self-help books I have read and listened to say you need to get uncomfortable, push through and not give up. I can feel it with every fiber of my being.
I want to know how. Of course, all of the self-help books I read and listen to say the how is not my concern, I need to put my focus on the here-and-now and the future AS here-and-now. Get caught up in the how, and I will trip myself up and wonder why I am not crossing that barrier to be where I truly desire to be in my life.
I know nothing happens in a bubble. I am not in a bubble, I have been thinking, feeling and acting on what I want in different ways. I believe because I have proof this all works. I need to spend more time at a higher frequency, and joy is one of the highest frequency generators there is.
This has become a recurrent theme of late, because I am coming to realize that joy is one of the most desirable things I can attain. Joyful things are happy things, and being happy is the key to creating more of the things I want from life.
It is all too easy to lose sight of the things that bring me joy. Spend enough time online and you’ll be overwhelmed by bad news, negativity, anger, intolerance and worse. I spend the majority of my daylight hours at my job, which, while it pays me decently, is majorly boring and occasionally frustrating. It takes very little to feel blah, or to feel down, and that doesn’t do me any good for raising my frequency to draw in more good.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to feel down. Nor sad. Nor angry. Nor depressed. Yes, things are going to happen day to day that will shift my emotional state all over the place, but I would rather do something that I want to do and be content than be doing something I feel obligated to do and be held back.
Ergo, looking at what brings me joy can help me to find these things, and use them to experience more joy. The list I have above is just a few of the things that make me feel joyful, and I have no doubt I can easily find others. But employing the things that make me feel joy will allow me to build more happiness for myself. When I feel happier, I raise my vibrational frequency and am more likely to attract what I seek.
I need to be better about not letting boredom bring me down. I don’t get depressed, per se, I just get tired and lose interest in doing much of anything. This, in turn, keeps my vibrational frequency lower than I need it to be to draw the things I want. What’s worse, boredom begins to start me contemplating the hows.
How will the Universe take my thoughts, feelings and intentional actions and provide me what I want? Is there a precise frequency I need to reach to manifest my desires? How do I make this work more for me? How can this possibly work when I am sitting here wasting my time with nothing to do?
This is why it is so important to identify things that bring me joy, so that I can use them to change my attitude, change my energy and subsequently raise my frequency. I need to turn my attention away from my boredom, away from seeking the how, and remember that conscious reality creation works, the how is not mine to understand.
It is important to keep more things that bring me joy in my head, so that I have tools I can turn to in order to combat lower frequencies. I know and understand what I need, I just need to employ this when I get bored. Keep moving forward. As always, thank you for crossing the bridges between my worlds with me!
GOAL LOG – Week 19:
Diet: I continue doing pretty well with the lower carb, lower sugar diet overall.
Exercise: I fenced Tuesday and Thursday, hit the gym briefly Monday. Walked a lap around the small lake near work one day, two laps another day.
Writing: The three blog posts were done, worked on editing Journey of a Thousand Miles…and did some writing in my Modern Alchemist story.
Meditation: Every day over the last week but one, never less than 9 minutes a day.
Gratitude: I have expressed gratitude for 5 things six of seven days last week.
This is the thirty-third entry of my personal journey, the Crossing the Bridges series. My collectively published writing can be found here.