You have probably heard the phrase “what you resist persists.” Let’s look at how this theory affects us when it comes to resisting or attracting joy in our lives.

To resist means to remain strong against or to prevent yourself from doing something that you want to do or that you know is good for you. Essentially resistance is being your own worst enemy and the battle ground lies within your mind. When you put your focus on fighting against something you don’t want in your life be that conflict, pain, debt, ill-health or unhappiness, what you are actually putting out into the word is that I want more of this because that is what where my thoughts and energy are going.  You are attracting what you don’t want in life. So how do you change that?

Well I am a firm believer in the Law of Attraction and this principle has two sides in order for it to be activated. You must not only desire something, but expect it. As Raymond Holliwell, once wrote, “Desire without expectation is idle wishing or dreaming.” Don’t just dream of living an abundant and joy-filled life, expect it. I would also say act on it. There are two kinds of people in this world the first is the person who stands at the bottom of the mountain complaining that it’s too hard, too far and they will never be able to see anything. The second person starts to hike up the mountain focusing on being grateful they can move their legs, being grateful for the breath in their lungs, being hopeful for the amazing view they will see when they reach the top. Which person do you think experiences joy in their journey? Which person are you?

Instead of talking about being tired, being unhappy, or being broke, you need to start putting out there what you do what. What brings joy into your life? Then desire it, focus on it, intend it and act on it. Today get out of your mental rut of resistance and get into the groove of attracting a joyful life.

Discussion with Dawn: I would love to hear what brings you joy and how it is showing up in your life.