You Are Closer Than You Think

Like in this game of horseshoes, you are closer than you think to where you wish to be. I took this photo while playing horseshoes with my friend Christian. We both stared intently from all the angles trying to determine which of us won the point. In other words, which horseshoe was closest to the pole. We finally decided it was a tie and both of us deserved the point.

I hear many people expressing feelings of overwhelm these days and have experienced those uncomfortable sensations myself lately. It doesn't feel good and can be confusing as random self imposed expectations flood your thoughts. We all have a creative mind and wish to be productive with our time and energy. I am reminded during my overwhelming moments what I often observe in India on our Mantra Tours. The people and children we visit even in the poor villages remember JOY. Being busy does not need to be a curse. Experiencing JOY is closer than we think for it lies within the life we are choosing and living each day.

My friend Beejal & I where recently discussing the level of sadness we see in the faces of people we know and in the general public. It is time to be at home where JOY lives. Moving gently towards doing the things you love is a great place to begin. When is it right to simple do what you enjoy and have always wanted to do? Perhaps that time is now. It is what we crave and desire. To be an authentic and joyful breathe of fresh air with everyone we encounter. 

This is what your community and the world needs most. A reminder that it is ok to be in your JOY. You deserve to be happy and that happiness is closer than you think.

Bring the JOY before you arrive.
— Karl Anthony