I can lose my joy in a nano second.
And the culprit?
Sometimes I compare myself to others to see if I measure up, and everything seems to be fair game…Work, Money, Book Sales, Social Media Platform, Blog Following, Body Image, Our Home, Family Dynamics, Emotional Intelligence, Education, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Physical Fitness, Creativity, Stature, Puppy Training Progress…just to name a few.
As soon as I focus on mine vs theirs, joy slips out and discouragement sneaks in.
On the other hand, some of the harshest comparison comes when I look at where I am in relationship to where I think I should be in any one of the categories listed above.
As soon as I focus on who I am vs who I think I should be, joy slips out and shame sneaks in.
Our work, here on planet earth, is to become our most authentic, wholehearted self. To be the best us we can be. In other words, to be our true self. The one who is uniquely equipped to help, heal, and love the world that is within our reach.
When we live from that place, nothing can rob us of our joy.