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Cultivating Joy

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Christina & Darrin
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Want to increase your happiness quota today? It may be as simple as tapping into the joy that others are experiencing. When you can do this with an open heart, it is an important corrective to feelings of envy. Envy suggests that there is not enough to go around. But when you can feel genuine happiness for another person's win, you are communicating a new belief in abundance Ð that there's more than enough happiness to go around, and that your wins are just around the corner!
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102 reflections
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Kaylee
Great practice
Really great & relaxing, reminds you there is unlimited possibility
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Said
Sin palabras.
Tras este ciclo de meditaciones, he descubierto nuevas partes de mi, nuevos aspectos de mi carácter y nuevas formas de concentrarme.
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Amanda
:)
I learned that everyone is entitled to joy. And that there is enough joy and happiness and good fortune to go around. So with that being said we should never be jealous or envious of another person because they experienced good fortune because ours is sure to come soon.
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Maisie
Joy
I learned that there is always a way to find happiness in your life, and that you should always share other people's successes or wins with yourself and always be happy with them. There is always enough joy to go around.
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Vanessa
Concentration
It is difficult to focus on on thought but meditation gives me peace and I'm beginning to understand that it takes practice
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Danielle
This is important and don't underestimate your impact on others
This is important and don't underestimate your impact on others
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Meredith
Releasing emvy
I learned by not appreciating others joy I was harboring a lot of envy for people in my life. Not only did this create unhappy feelings within myself but it prevented me from truly connecting to my friends and family. Thank for for allowing me to see this and providing a channel to release these envious feelings to cultivate joy and peace in my self to spread to others 🙏🏻
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Teresa
Joy!
I experienced a physical reaction, an adrenaline rush, when I envisioned another’s win!
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Mia
Unconditional love
Jealousy is envy too. I envisioned my beloved truly happy with another woman, and could bring happiness and blessings to that reality. Is that the detachment the wise people talk about?
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Everett
Joy
Like all things big joy and love fill this expansive abyss and nothing escapes
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Marie
Our anniversary celebration
WOW! We had a beautiful romantic and fun day. The ride to the lake was interesting how the foliage bloomed from browns and yellow to those vibrant orange reds the closer we got to the lake. Every time we saw a new patch of color in the hills one of us would exclaim and point it out to the other. We were like kids seeing it for the first time. A burst of intense blues showed its face as we drove into the vineyard and saw the lake. We were so excited that we reached our weigh point. Now we can experience the view from the deck take pictures of each other and the scenery. He smiled at me and my smile widened even more. Laughter sensations of the palette tasting new foods and wine. We had such a great time!! We really enjoyed our special time together. Hope all of you have or will have a joyful venture as us.
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Alexis
Releasing Envy
Sometimes, it upsets us when others experience joy or achieve something. Sometimes, it makes us feel like we aren’t good enough or that we could have done better. If we think about how we are happy for those people, though, it makes us feel happier than wanting to be like someone we are not. Whenever we start to feel envious or jealous of someone, we need to think about being happy for that person and think about experiencing the moment together. Doing so makes us happier than feeling like we want to be someone else or try harder than our best, and it improves how kind we are to that person as well. 😊👍🏻❣️
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Neil
Empathetic Happiness
I learned to be happy and empathetic of the feelings and sucess of others.
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Chris
Joy is not a zero sum game
Amazes me how my thoughts go to people that are having problems or my own problems but I had to work out at to think of someone who is experiencing joy. I have no problem empathizing with the joy but more I’m curious why so many of my own thoughts tend towards the negative. Need to reverse that.
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Dean
Abundance
Keeping score cultivates envy. Be joyous when other people gain the things we want for ourselves. There is plenty of for everyone.
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Julie
My Joy
I learned that I am worthy of joy I withhold from self. I looked into my own smiling face in meditation. Told myself I’m happy for you, your joy is my joy. I truly am worthy of my own love I give so freely and intense to others.
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Joy
It is such a wonderful experience to experience joy knowing there is more than enough to go around! Gratitude.
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Candi
Empathy
I am truly happy for my family and friends success and happiness
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Aarabia
Joy
It reminded me that we are all connected and so one persons joy is your joy and vise versa is you allow it to be. Also showed me how much that meditation can combat jealousy and also show you who the people you really love and are genuinely happy for are ☺️
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Rob
Joy! Joy! Joy!
I learned when I focused on my son’s joy that I was filled with even more joy & happiness. I could fill his joy running through my body like electricity. It feels amazing. I gained even more happiness by allowing myself to focus on his joy.
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Tammy
Cultivating joy
Seeing others good fortune and happiness is a means for us to cultivate this same joy in ourselves. We need to be happy for others and this in turn will bring happiness to our lives also.
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Gina
Remember to breathe
Regardless of where u r or what’s happening to you, just focus on your breathing & it will help you keep grounded & in control of your emotions & reactions.
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Mohammad
Envy
I just learned that how should I not be envy to others.....but did I?
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Johnny
Deep inhale through the nose
Breathing help with everything and just let go I love my self
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Tara
Happiness
There is more than enough happiness to go around. There is on limited joy in the universe.
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Thiba
Happiness within and around!
The only thing that can make you feel tremendously happy is when you live your life to make people around you happy. Whoever you came across just try to make them smile and you can feel the joy in yourself without you even realising. The form of satisfaction you’ll get once you do this to people is something that you can never put it into words. It will reflect in your behaviour eventually ☺️turning you into a better human being!
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Riley
Give out happiness
I learned to not be empathetic but to treat other people’s wins like mile wins, because I care about them.
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Helen
Loose shoulders
I have been doing this for a week now, and I find I'm settling into it much more quickly . It is really changing my life :)
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Milton
Joy
I love the feeling of being happy and excited about the accomplishment of the people I love. When I see good people who I care about get a win, it’s the best feeling to me. I enjoyed that session because it brought me back to joy and love of others wins and accomplishments
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Precious
We all win
I learned to cheer on my family and friends during their time of success. I acknowledged just because it’s not my time yet doesn’t mean I won’t win eventually. We all will win when it’s our time to shine.
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Hannah
Day 30
I enjoyed this meditation very much. Putting positive thoughts out into the world for others will bring that much and more back to you in time.
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Caroline
Great meditation
One of the best meditation I had so far. I was able to really focus on this meditation and let the other thoughts disapear. I felt the joy during this meditation.
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Emma
Happy
I’m taking life slowly and enjoy what I have while I have it and I’m happy :)))
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Cyndee
Smilies for my brother
I thought of my youngest brother during this meditation and how he has a wife to love ❤️ and a good job he looks forward to, a house he made more livable and a dog 🐕 too! I’m smiling for him 😊
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Joyce
No one is an island
It as nice remember to be empathetic to another’s joy as well as their struggles and suffering. Namaste
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Bella Strix
Envy
I love what was shared about envy! This practice was helpful in assisting me to be happy for a couple in my friend circle that recently started a relationship.
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Crystal
Day three
Day three has just began and I am ready to start my day. First the gym then an appointment for my son. Pick up my daughter and do lunch then homework and house work for the rest of the day till dinner. Any ideas for dinner?
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ReNate
Cultivating Jou
This was the perfect meditation for this moment. I truly feel so much happiness at the success of others and have people around me who are genuinely happy for me too! Good things are manifesting for us.
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Linh
Joy
Joy can come from the simplest things in life. Sometimes all we have to do is slow down, take a moment to reflect on the small things that make you happy, and continue to choose to focus on these small things every single day.
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Sara
Happiness
I learned to take a step back and look at all the things that I’ve accomplished. I was reminded of how truly blessed I am.
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Anita
Yesterday, I felt fine, neutral...
I learned that the day can progress very mellow and I can still be mindful while lounging. It’s an okay, just being kind of day... Gotta comment on this morn’s “cultivating joy” meditation which was too hippie dippie for me and too zen preachy - didn’t like nor appreciate the only 4 options.
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Don
I deserve joy
I am as good as the next person and deserve love and success.
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Matthew
There is enough joy to go around
I think i forget that sometimes. No one has to be unhappy because im unhappy. We all deserve happiness
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Scott
Cultivating Joy
I was reminded how powerful it is to bask in another’s joy, to be joyful with them and to live into joy filled presence. Would that all those who have joy might reflect it in such a way that others can’t help but warm themselves in its glow
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Jackie
Anger
For every action there is a reaction. So watch how you hurt someone because it really leaves them scarred.
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Rebeca
Cultivating joy is understating
There IS enough happiness to go around. Envy is the belief there isn’t.
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Maia
Relaxing
I noticed that I wasn’t worried about problems I would have to face during the day. I was just focused on breathing.
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Mari :)
Jealousy in an open relationship
My partner and I share a non monogamous relationship, and sometimes is really hard to watch him connect with beautiful people and do things I wish I had for myself, but I am trying to process my feelings and to be less jealous and have compersion, joy for the joy he is experiencing.
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Bridget
Joyful
Instead of being envious of other people’s success, cultivate joy towards them. That in turn brings me joy.
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Chris
Visualize Success
This is one of my favorite meditations! During this meditation, I’m able to visualize myself as the joyful person in the future having accomplished the big goals I am seeking to manifest. The profound sense of incredible joy flooded within; the results much more than expected.
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Chris
Joy for yourself
Feeling joy for someone’s success can include yourself. During this meditation, visualize yourself having completed a major goal and feel the incredible joy present in that situation.
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Walter J
Sharing...
Great meditation for feeling joyful by sharing in someone else’s joy. Love the idea!! I feel better because of your joy and I will help you feel even more joy by sending it back to you & adding to your positive vibration! A true win-win for all! Normally people want to share their troubles with you which I just do not understand. (Where Focus goes Energy Flows!) Asking for help is one thing - I will always try to lend a hand. But trying to bring me down to their level by telling me how bad it is in hopes of me validating it - is not for me. Come up to my level and see how nice it is and how fresh the air is up here! That’s what I want to tell them! With a smile of course😊
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Kathy
Empathy
As an empath myself, it was wonderful to hear someone describe empathetic joy. It is so easy to feel and can be so contagious!
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Joyce
Share the joy
There is more than enough for go around. A good intention for the day to recognize others’ and our own joy when we encounter it and let it fill us and flow from us. Namaste
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Sonia
Truthful joy
I really needed to hear this today and am grateful that I did, with all the hardships I've been going through personally I forget that I too will have my moment of success. I just have to continue to work hard and not give up.
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Rebecca
Cultivating Joy
I learned that we always fall short when comparing ourselves with other people. Instead of envying another’s happiness or joy, we can delight in it. Learning from other people’s experiences often helps us to create our own successes. I noticed that when in a negative frame of mind or wallowing in self pity, dwelling on the past, we project negative energy and therefore often find ourselves mostly alone. On the flip side, when our focus is on what’s good and our thinking healthy and positive, we attract likeminded people. I felt calm, peaceful and relaxed as well as genuinely grateful to be reminded of what’s truly important.
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Janitta
More Than Enough Joy to go Around
Understanding the joy of others brings you joy, brings peace and a smile to my face! Thankful for this practice!
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Bara
Enjoying the joy of others
I find it to be a really efficient way to be happy for others (and to be simply happy) when we imagine that the good things that are happening to others are as if it was happening to us. It’s a pretty good way to erase envy or jealousy. Thank you for this meditation! 🙏🏻😀💗
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jose
I felt....
like some of the stress I had been feeling lately had just lifted off of my shoulders
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Tiffany
A smile
Is contagious. When I smile at others I get one back. Joy is like a smile. It is hard to not find happiness when another person is joyful. I am reliving the memories when my daughter purely expressed her delight with life.
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Debb
Joy, Joy, Joy
Being empathetic and feeling another’s joy helps you experience joy. Conversely , sharing your own joy with others helps them feel joy. I have found that joy is a much deeper emotion than happiness. Happiness is more of a surface, fleeting emotion whereas you can be filled with joy; an emotion that is reflected in all you do.
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Dari
Happiness
I learned that it’s important to see when you have those feelings, in your body, I felt very happy with this. I’m going to sleep very well thanks to this.
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William
morning thoughts
I learned that I need to have more gratitude. Even if I have a little, its worth celebrating.
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Ashley
sleep
I felt more calm when I let my mind focus on deep breaths that engulf my entire being.
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Joyce
Tilling
I am generally always happy for other’s joy. Their successes and accomplishments are sometimes a little harder for me to not also experience with some jealousy or envy, but it’s a good intention to keep it to only a pinch, and instead learn from and along with them. Namaste
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jess♥️
Joy
I learnt that feeling happy for someone instead of envying them is the greatest joy that you can receive
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Tally
Finding real freinds and joy
I learned that my happiness can come from my true freinds happiness and their wins are my wins their happiness is my happiness. While listening to this I realized the people who I feel happy for and make me brighter when they are happy. I also realized I should waste time on people that take it away. The people who I feel everything negative and don’t feel a win when they win. It made me smile while thinking about my freinds while listening to this
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Helmiina
missing out on my friends
It was hard for me to come up with a happy even that has happend to my friends. I have been so busy that I have not seen or heard from them. But I am always happy about other people's success because it is not taking anything away from me and it is inspiring to see people happy.
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Susan
Cultivating Joy
What a simple.but yet profound practice... I am happy for you! Your joy brings me joy! Just say it and believe it. This simple process could change the world.
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Alena
wow
i learned that the joy and successes of others fills my own heart with great pleasure. the lady did a great job on this one. her voice (for me) wasn’t super relaxing or ideal, but her message really spoke to me.
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Christine
Empathetic Joy
I truly am happy when other people are too. It is a wonderful feeling. It is a moment when you are sharing in another’s happiness and the emotion is pure joy.
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Paul
Joy
thinking about others being happy makes me feel happy like we're experiencing joy together.
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Isabelle
Cultivating joy
I learned that it’s not always the big things that make me happy. Little things matter. Like someone smiles at you in the hallways or in this case realizing that your friend or loved one is happy. I want the people around me to be happy and then being happy makes me happy too.
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Riley
Cultivating joy
This session truly inspired me and brought me joy from within to be happy for others and spread love even if there is many things going on in life. As the holiday seasons are aproching, it is a time for joy, cheer and giving which this mindfulness session inspired me to take part in:) I strongly recommend it!
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Ashley
Cultivating Joy
This mediation session definitely brought me joy! This was one of my favorites! It truly inspired me to keep spreading happiness and joy everywhere I go with everything I do. Celebrate the big and small stuff not only for myself but for others. There are so many benefits from it. Really needed this reminder 😌♥️🙌🏼
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Jade
I feel annoyed
I learned that my annoyance is ok... but to let it go. don't hold onto it
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Cara
Joy
There is enough joy to go around. Reveling in the joy and success of another brings me joy as well. I do not need to compete or adopt a scarcity mindset that fuels jealousy and resentment. We are ultimately connected in each other’s experience of joy.
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Jennifer
There’s is enough joy for everyone
Breathe into my hips and feel the sensation of cultivating joy
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Katie-Claire
there is enough joy to go around
positivity is something that you can share with other people especially in empathetic outputs. when someone you know has good experience and you feel yourself getting jealous, remind your heart that you have good things too. everything that goes around comes around so manifest yourself in a happy way.
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Kady
Today
This was great because sometimes I do get envious. Sometimes I wish I was that girl who did everything perfectly and everyone just instantly loved her. I wish I was that person who volunteered everywhere, won beauty pageants and all those other things, but I am just me. I need to learn how to cultivate joy for others. I should be happy for that girl who does all of those things. I should be happy and celebrate the good things that happen to me as well. Thank you, again, Aura. It seems to always know how I’m feeling!.
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Kate
Proud
Recently my brother got a job interview and when he came home he was so excited and I felt so happy for him because he was searching for a job for so long, this meditation made me relaxed knowing that he is happy.
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Bekah
“Joy
Joy, Joy- it’s all there for me...Joy is the key.” Abundance surrounds us. We can choose to see it, or not, at any moment. But when we pay attention, it is hard to ignore.
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Joe
Happy
I accidentally gave this 4 stars when I meant 5. It was relaxing and stress relieving while also being quite nostalgic and heartwarming. It brought me to simpler times with friends and family, some of which I can’t see anymore, 10/10 wish I could add another star.
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Matt
Eh
Eh it was okay sometimes you are way too down for this to help.
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Joyce
Feel the Joy
Joy as celebrating the positive turns of events in ourselves and our loved one’s lives. Namaste
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lola
Connect-disconnect
I disconnected to me being empathetic und truly feel for others -I always mind a gap between others and me - I find it as burden to be empathetic and really, really feel it deep down inside what others are going through but I want to go back to me being that way becauce I lost my passion while trying to stay away i really am feeling the journey Coming
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Cherish
I felt so happy
Feeling other people’s joy and seeing them happy makes me happy
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Candy
U win , I win, we all win!!
This reminded me that we must not only do our best to “win” our own races in life, but we should fervently celebrate and rejoice the wins of others in order to multiply their joy in it! Tis true then also to be our duty to share the burdens and sorrows of others in order to help at least divide their pains among us.
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Hazel
Cultivating joy.
Some people only want happiness for themselves and having that envious trait is what’s gonna stop them from gaining that happiness they want so bad. So, remember never compare where you are with where anyone else is. Every one has their own journey, and everyone’s is different. Cheer for the people you love and the ones you support, cause the same love will be given when you win and gain happiness.
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Jose
Joy
I learned how to activate joy inside myself and look past any problems
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Zephania
joy
There is enough for everyone. Happiness is rejoicing in the victory of others knowing that my victory is on the way.
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Deb
Joy
A good reminder that I am capable of cultivating my own joy. This meditation helped my get out of my morning funk. Breathing deeper now and feeling more positive as I face this new day. In joy.
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Paula
Reveling in Joy...
Just letting a bit of Joy seep in... marinating in it for now. I just passed a tough exam and therefore I’ve upgraded my Amateur Radio License—so I’m a happy gal. It’s a big accomplishment. I’ll bank some of this, and remember it on a tough day (down the road, sometime), to get me through. But for now, it’s a wonderful day.
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Teddy
Better joyfulness a long with happiness and kindness. Equals a better life for you and us all
I find that smiling helps you stay happy a lot longer. The bigger you Have small 😊 The longer you will stay happy for especially surrounding yourself with things and objects you like and also people like your friends Friends always make everything better because they show love and respect for you just like your family can you invite your friends or kind of like a second family to you the more friends you have the more family you have as will especially on social media’s because sometimes your friends can treat you a lot better than your Family can ever make you feel The more friends you have the more family you have the more Family you have the more happier and better off you will be and it is a fun fact as will.
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Judith
Hunger vs joy
As always, the breath anchors the body and mind. And I cannot help but reflect on what I can do to heal our global village. Why are children starving in America? Why are children around the world starving? My joy must be in helping to heal in whatever small ways I can. Love always conquers hate. Sympathy and empathy for others is now my joy as well. My motto used to be “Do the Right Thing” and it can easily be taken out of context, I am thinking of changing to “Love like your life depends on it, because it does”. Any thoughts like minded travelers?
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Heather Joie
Genuiness
It’s so therapeutic to genuinely care and be happy for others successes and achievements. This all coincides with daily gratitude. Being genuine truly brings peace. This awakening meditation about cultivating joy was such a good reminder.
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Taylor
I felt like my breath did sink down into my hips
That instruction really improved my deep breathing, such a small tweak to breathing but so meaningful
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Jeanisse
An state of mind
People are often consumed by envy & jealousy when seeing others succeed, and this may feed other negative thoughts as well. Some might think that they're not good enough or that they will never attain success. But, how gratifying it is to be happy for the success that others attain! Stop comparing yourself and just be happy, because we are all different and have to go through different levels in life. Until we have removed the negative mindset, we wont get the results that we expect. Other people's happiness is a gate towards our happiness, because life is not measured by the things we have but the moments that we live.
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Haley
Joy
I’ve learned how to be compassionate and empathetic towards others from my parents even if I don’t know who the person is I still try to be compassionate to you. Whenever I’m around the people I care about I always am a better and joyful person
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Emma
Enough to go around
I learned that being jealous or envious means you think there isn’t enough happiness or good fortune to go around.
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Kristen
Feeling Happy
I deserve to feel joy and be happy and that there is enough for me, too. I pictured my middle daughter’s joy and excitement at being age champion on sports day and she deserved it and I was really genuinely happy for her. I haven’t felt like that in a long time.
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Beth
Joy
I can cultivate the joy that I desire! By cultivating joy for others, I too feel joy! Envy is the ego wanting, but feeling joy for others will bring love snd joy to you as well!