I read a blog that mentioned joy and being scared to enjoy it.  I’m paraphrasing as that’s what i gathered from it.  I can’t find the post or I’d link it. 

Anyway… i agree I’m too worried about having it in my life i lose out on it.  I can name a handful of times i felt real joy…. after my children were born,  my oldest taking my hand once,  splashing through puddles.  real moments of complete joy. Sadly these things have not been recent.

How do you find joy when you are trying to survive let alone thrive? It makes me sad a little. If you have insight please share if appreciate it.

6 thoughts on “Memory

  1. Practice gratitude, medjtate. Do therapy, something therapeutic that will give you new perspectives. I have some advice in my latest post,maybe you’d like to check it out. Good luck with everything

  2. Unless I’m depressed, I feel little (or sometimes big) moments of joy, daily. They don’t always just come to you. You have to seek them out. I call this my “pursuit of pleasure”. I confess that as a person with bipolar disorder, that pursuit can occasionally become dangerous, but it need not if I am sufficiently grounded. Mindfulness is key. It took me a while to master this great coping tool, but it’s invaluable. Actually, it’s not always a “coping” tool. It can be an attitude in life. But yes, it sometimes needs to be pursued.

  3. Check out the book “Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It’s an excellent book about how to find not pleasure, but real enjoyment from regular experiences.

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