True joy is not a by-product of getting what we want; if you
aren’t happy now, getting that person, place or thing may
bring happy, but it won’t last. I always thought if only I
could….have this, that whatever (or whoever), then, and only
then would I really be happy.
But no, it either turned out to be a disaster or left me wanting
for more or different.
It was only by the long, difficult process of allowing God to
transform my thinking and become clear about my core
values—my true self– did I begin to experience fulfillment
The key to freedom and joyous living is finding out those
values that are most important to you and living by them.
When your life matches your core values, you are living
authentically, no matter what is happening externally.
It isn’t easy, but that need to be real is always within us.
Take a few moments to list those values that are important to you.
Are you operating from those values?
If not, start now and begin to move toward authentic living.
True joy starts here, and don’t give up five minutes before
Article contribution by Yolanda Gray, certified holistic life coach