Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!
We see these
words plastered all over the holiday cards we
send and receive at Christmas time each year.
But, isnt it also the underlying expectation
of most of the holidays we celebrate, the gifts
we exchange and the words we write to each other?
We want to open our hearts to freely give and
receive in JOY-FULLness.
ask yourself... "how
often do I free myself to truly rejoice?"
When you rejoice you allow the feelings of exhilaration
and delight to flow through your being and fill
you with an ecstatic sense of celebration and
aliveness. This is difficult for many of us,
because it requires the courage to OPEN
UP and really
let our spontaneous,
natural, unprotected Self OUT
to be seen and known. That kind of exposure
can feel very scary and vulnerable...so scary
in fact, that we sacrifice our sense of aliveness,
delight and inner peace for the safety of invulnerability.
What a loss that is!
We all need
to rejoice, to generously lavish ourselves with
exultation. This is the
path to inner peace which we need to travel
down especially when
life is hard; and our journeys become
difficult. No matter how much pain and suffering
there is, having a light and open-hearted attitude
gives us a perspective that no matter how bad
it is, the sun still rises, the stars still
shine, the moon will continue to wax and wane.
potential for joy is enormous. Start
first by rejoicing in your own life, about all
the things that delight you, that brighten your
day, that make your heart glad. Celebrate your
victories, big and small....exult in your own
This will prepare you to delightFULLy join with
others in their sweet moments of happiness and
success. One of the greatest gifts we can give
and receive is to celebrate and share in more
joy, laughter, splendor, pleasure and fun. Remember,
JOY begets more joy.
by all means, go ahead and... Rejoice!