Let me back track for a second. We all have our upper limits of happiness. Throughout our lives and the disappointments and joys we have encountered we have set an unconscious or conscious limit to how much happiness we believe our bodies can hold. In the past my limit was pretty low and feeling any twinge of joy made me squirm. Keep your expectations low and you won't get disappointed right? Wrong! So over the past couple of years through graduate school I have slowly raised my upper limits of happiness. Yet, I am still working with how to let the joy run through me like a stream and know that the joy will come again. Take my meals for example. I know that I get to eat again as soon as I feel hunger and yet after experiencing such pure joy of feeding myself nourishment it is enough to send me overboard and not truly know how to stay in my body with the immense amount of gratitude I have for filling myself up. And then this extends to, how else can I fill myself up throughout the day?
I offer this experiment to you. Notice how you feel after a meal. Do you feel empty? Energized? Joyful? Sad? This can begin to give you clues to how you end other things in life or how you let other things full you up. And please let me know what you find out I would love to hear!