Pure, unadulterated joy.
Don’t you love that feeling? The freedom, the release, the positivity? That feeling of comfort and warmth and bliss that makes you smile and remember what it is to be alive?
We are so inundated with dread, fear, anger, hatred, division and harsh reality. Everyone is constantly being subjected to grim news and intolerance and denial of joy. We are slaves to community, to jobs and finances and responsibilities that rob us of pure joyfulness.
I believe that what we all seek in life, when all is said and done, is joy. We want to feel that sensation, and we want to experience the freedom and positive energy that comes with it. Almost every act we commit is in search of joyfulness.
Because we are so surrounded by negativity we do not give enough credit to the little things that make us feel joyful. For example – I have been enjoying the trailers for Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, and finally Solo: A Star Wars Story. For up to two minutes there is that swell of music, the images of heroic characters doing all kinds of cool stuff. This makes me feel like a kid again, stirs that feeling of bliss within me. It’s like a drug, coursing through my veins…and that is not a bad thing.
Imagination. Imagination is joy. That, for me, involves sharing my ideas for Conscious Reality Creation and my imaginative worlds. Whether I am creating a blog post, a work of fantasy, Steampunk or sci-fi…or an inventive conversation with an eight-year-old child.
My wife and I used to frequent a Chinese buffet. The family that runs it are familiar and friendly, and they have two sons. The younger loves to chat, and somehow we had gotten into a silly conversation about knock-out gas.
The joy of silliness creates positivity
I informed him that the good knock-out gas is always purple.
“But what about green knock-out gas?” he’d asked. “Turns you inside out.” Oooooooh. “Red knock-out gas? “ “Causes farting.” He laughed. “What about yellow?” “Uncontrollable urge to pee.” “How about blue?” “Freezes you solid, but your eyes still work.” And so on and so forth through a rainbow of colors and ten minutes of joyful, unrestrained laughter had passed.
The takeaway from this is that joy is something we spend too little time on and with. We need to feel joyful because it is a freedom that is, in many respects, the ultimate happiness. Joy is the goal of positivity, and we need to seek out the things that make us feel joyful, big and small, for both our mental and physical health.
Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action. Knowing how joy is a form of pure positivity, we can strive to find more joyful things in our day-to-day lives. When we get lost in joyful things, we feel free, and when we feel free we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the two-hundred and ninth entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
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