“Joy is the emotional expression of the courageous yes to one’s own true being.”
—Paul Tillich, 20th Century German-American existentialist philosopher
How often do you jump for joy? When was the last time you experienced this feeling, lifting you to new heights of self-expression?
One way to explore this topic and perhaps make a few more leaps in the years ahead is to examine all the roles you play in life. How you spend your time and who you spend it with will offer clues to where and when you give yourself permission to shout yes to your own true being.
Who are the happiest and most joyful people you know? What is it about them that attracts you and others to them? How might you use their example to be more joyful yourself? If your list is a bit short, look to the children in your life for some coaching.