Dr. Cardonick is a chiroprator in Philadelphia. He knows full well the problems that come upon the human body though stress and other undesirable habits. His research certainly supports all that the word of God attempts to establish in men. —James Baker
By Dr. Brett Cardonick
Do you enjoy what you have: your key relationships, material items, spiritual awareness and connection to Source, personal traits and characteristics? If you can’t enjoy who you are and what you have now, how will you enjoy even more? This may seem contradictory but it isn’t. It reminds me of two thought streams: “Wherever you go there you are” and “I’ll be happy when?”
You can choose to enjoy on purpose. What’s the key ingredient that helps you do this? Appreciation! If you genuinely appreciate something or someone, you?ll enjoy or find joy in it or them. Appreciation and joy are magnetic and attract more. If “more” seems elusive, check your level of appreciation for what you are and have. It’s likely a quart or more low. You can simplify your understanding of how Law of Attraction works by remembering appreciation attracts more to appreciate; lack of appreciation attracts less to appreciate.
Here are some common joy stealers we all come across:
The day I decided to write this article, “stuff” was hitting the fan, (so to speak) Was I enjoying it or able to find joy? Did I even feel like looking for joy? No! But my own words were fresh in my mind. About two hours into the (stuff) I heard chirping. On a shrub outside my window was a splendid cardinal.
THAT brought me joy! I watched it for a few minutes then went back to what I was doing. The cardinal visited again; and again I got up to watch it and express appreciation. The cardinal’s visits reminded me that although some events are far from joyful, reasons to connect with appreciation and joy are all around us, even amid (stuff) happening.
We definitely have to pay attention to what we say to ourselves. This is crucial. We can convince ourselves that something is true: positive or negative. One brings us reasons to be appreciative; the other, to perceive there’s nothing to appreciate.
Lack of appreciation causes us to miss the good, the beautiful and the blessings. It causes us to shut off the stream of well-being we could enjoy. It causes us to give away our joy and instead, live angry or upset with or about everyone and everything or something a majority of the time. And all the while, this is a choice.
Appreciation eases or displaces anger and other negative emotions and nurtures joy or at least peace. Appreciation is assisted by what we tell ourselves. Too few make the connection between what we tell ourselves, how we feel based on what we tell ourselves, and what we attract because of this.
We do not control all external circumstances, but we can manage our inner environment. What we do about this affects us most of all, but also affects those we interact with. When we lack appreciation, we steal our own joy and inadvertent or not, we affect the joy of others.
Look at your key relationships, your material items, your spiritual awareness and connection to Source and your personal traits and characteristics. Find what you appreciate and find what more you can appreciate about these.
If you want more joy, be more joyful. If you want more joy, be deliberate about your appreciation. State your appreciation. Choose a state of appreciation. And know that you will need to renew this commitment to yourself and your joy every day, and maybe several times a day. Put this into practice and you?ll begin to notice it not only gets easier to do, but more natural to do than not to.