Day 17 • Meditation on Difficult Emotions

The only thing interfering with our ability to experience joy in this moment are our thoughts about this moment. Even in the empty depth of wrenching heartache and despair, joy can be found: I speak from personal experience here.

Whatever hardship is weighing heavy upon us, there is always the option of aligning with it and learning from it. Surrendering to hardship with a note of sincere gratitude transforms our experience of life into a celebration of creativity.

What lesson has heartache taught you about joy?

May all beings be happy ♡