Becoming a joyful person

Originally posted on Malavika Suresh:

IMG_0864My sweet little Deki playing in the bubbles a couple of summers ago. Bliss & bubbles.

I am coming to understand in my life that there is a fundamental difference between pleasure and joyfulness. I realized that for me, I need to live a joyful life, and not one of chasing pleasure.

They are not necessarily the same things.

A life of reactivity

The thing is, pleasure makes us believe we are joyful, for that moment at least. But all we are doing is reacting to pleasurable things and then think we are joyful. This is not joyfulness. This is reactivity.

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Job + Dreams = Potential Reality

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Friday nights…and who hasn’t watched an episode of Shark Tank and felt the adrenaline and thoughts rush through their minds, “Why, I can do something like THIS!”.

Sheer excitement, right ?!!

Or, perhaps you want to be a professional blogger,  an opera singer, an actor…

Reality typically hits hard on Monday mornings when you find yourself schlepping to work all the while trying to calculate how many pieces of your furniture you would need to sell to buy a one-way ticket to Tahiti.  Sigh….

Luckily, articles like these help put things in perspective!!  Hope this helps !

Have a great day!

http://www.brazencareerist.com/blog/2011/11/14/want-to-follow-your-dream-don%E2%80%99t-quit-your-day-job/