Be in joy not on fear
“Be in joy not in fear”
I’m currently reading Brené Brown book ”The Gifts of Imperfection”
Today I read about happiness, joy and gratitude and the dark side; fear.
How we are happy in a situation we are experiencing and when we are grateful for that then helps cultivate joy.
Being joyful for how we feel. Being in the moment and in the present.
The opposite of joy is fear.
I very often feel fear around my daughter.
She is truly the best thing, person and experience I’ve ever been blessed to have in my life; after my sobriety which has enabled me to have the life I have today.
I often feel fear that something is going to happen to her and that she will be taken away.
That some awful accident or circumstances will occur and she will no longer be with me.
So although I can be in the joy, it is usually broken.
I try to focus on the joy, but then fearful thoughts come.
My daughter and I are on holiday with my Mum.
Today my girl feel asleep on me on my beach chair.
For a moment I felt joy then was jolted back.
Then the pages I had read just a couple of hours before and the wisdom of Brené Brown came to mind and I let it go.
I sank into the joy.
I sank into the way I felt my daughter sinking into me.
Into her breath that I could feel and into her complete trust and faith of her lying on me and being safe and secure with her mamma.
I remained present and happy; feeling immense gratitude and joy.
It was just beautiful; in that moment.
And then wonderfully, as if with some Divine intervention; a ladybird landed on me and crawled all over me!
And then on her.
Can you see it?
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