Joyfully BE the Greatest Expression of You is the fourth part of my series on becoming the greatest expression of yourself. It may be helpful for you to right now stop reading this post and go back and read Becoming the greatest expression of you, What is “The greatest expression of you”? and Meditate on being the Greatest Expression of You.
As you now know, neuroscience has proven that you can rewire or change your brain at any age. This ability to change your brain is called neuroplasticity. In fact, you can literally change your brain just by thinking differently. But, it’s not enough to just say or think something once and have the change happen. There has to be emotion connected with it.
Those of us who were alive when President Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy were assassinated remember where we were when we first heard the news. More recently, we remember where we were and what we were doing the morning of September 11, 2001, as we watched in horror as two planes struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. When there is trauma, neurons fire together and hard wire together. If I were to ask what you were doing on April 10, 2010, most of us have no idea. I don’t even know what day of the week it was. I have no emotion attached to that date.
Too often people are so focused on what’s wrong and all they think about is the pain in their life. They go through the day memorizing anger, hurt, fear or sadness – all which lead to stress, depression and disease. When you meditate on being the greatest expression of you, it’s essential that you bring to mind the most joyful time(s) in your life and memorize the joy. Just think the difference you would experience in your life if you lived each day being joyful.
Take a moment right now and bring to mind the time(s) in your life when you experienced the greatest joy. Was it a first kiss with your sweetheart? Was it the first dance at your wedding? Was it the birth of a child? Was it holding your new puppy and smelling that sweet puppy breath? Were you skiing down a mountain or standing on a mountain top? Is it spending time with your grandchildren? Maybe you were flying a kite or riding your bike.
Bring this joy to mind and allow yourself to truly appreciate it and feel it in your body. Where do you feel it in your body? What is the physical sensation you experience and how would you describe it? Does it radiate from your heart or chest? Let yourself totally experience your joy with all your senses. What do you see, hear, feel, smell, taste and feel internally and externally? Now memorize this joy and how it feels and where you feel it.
This may seem unexpected, perhaps even unpleasant, but play with me for a moment: Think for a moment about the trauma in your life – the anger, hurt, fear or sadness that you too often experience. What do you see, hear, feel, smell, taste and feel internally and externally? Notice the shift in your body, thoughts and emotions now that you are no longer focused on being joyful.
And now, recall the time(s) in your life of being joyful. Again, bring this joy to mind and allow yourself to truly appreciate it and feel it in your body. Where do you feel it in your body? What is the physical sensation you experience and how would you describe it? Does it radiate from your heart or chest? Let yourself totally experience your joy with all your senses. What do you see, hear, feel, smell, taste and feel internally and externally? Now memorize this joy and how it feels and where you feel it.
Notice how quickly you can switch from the trauma to being joyful. Remember this. As soon as you become aware of upset, you can switch to being joyful.
Need a little help being joyful? Here is a fun free hypnosis MP3 download for you:
Sunday, April 16, I will tell you how to Mentally rehearse being the greatest expression of you throughout the day. Throughout this week, take time each day to use what you’ve learned so far – particularly memorize being joyful.
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Today I live joyfully!
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