Think about a time in your life when you were truly happy. We’re not talking about the garden variety type of happiness, when you get accolades for a job well done or your child brings home a great report card. We’re referring to the deep-down-in-your-bones type of happiness. It’s what you feel when the stars align and everything in your life just seems to magically fall into place.
How did you feel? Did you have any major complaints—physically or emotionally? The answer is likely no. And why might that be? Once you experience deep happiness, you open your heart to discover limitless joy. The goal of all Eastern training and spiritual practice is to discover joy. Yet, in order to reach that level, your body has to function in balance so your mind can be balanced. Quality Qigong practice and deep meditation teach you to have a peaceful, empty heart. It is the way of the Tao. In the East, a peaceful mind is never talked about as the ultimate goal. It’s opening the heart—having a peaceful heart full of unconditional love.
When the body, mind, and spirit are in balance, disease cannot enter. It’s not easy to reach this level of peacefulness; in fact, not many people achieve this in their lifetime. Here are a few tips to get you started on your journey to limitless joy:
Let It Go!
Name the things that drag you down. Then try to let them go, one-by-one. Have patience and remember—this is a journey!
Find Your Ohm
Find that which makes you peaceful. It may be playing soft music, meditating, practicing Qigong, or any number of things that help your inner vibration calm and allow peace to enter.
Laughter is a sure sign of happiness. What tickles your funny bone? Is it a night out at a comedy club? Do it more often! Is it a funny show? Tape the whole series and laugh your way through it. Is it an old friend? Reconnect—again and again. Sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to be happy. So do it. Find what makes you happy and soak it up. This life is yours after all, and you deserve to live a happy one.
Monday, July 3: July’s Full Moon Meditation
July’s full Buck Supermoon will reach peak illumination after sunrise on Monday, July 3–the eve of Independence Day! Talk about fireworks! We’ll practice together virtually on Monday, July 3rd at 8:00 A.M. (EDT) If you can’t make it at that exact time, connect with the full moon between July 1st and July 5th.