Is lack of alignment one of your barriers to joy and a state of peaceful wellbeing? Would you like to know how you can tell? And then would you like to know what to do about it? Alignment is similar to living on purpose but much deeper – it’s not about “what we do” but how “we be”. Let’s start by acknowledging that you can’t “think” your way to alignment. You need to feel your way through – tune into your inner wisdom – to your soul and then feel it in your body. I’ll give you a hint. Alignment is a knowing.
I’ve heard both Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer say, “Be open to everything and attached to nothing.” A less stressful way to live a joyful life in my opinion. But what if you’re not sure how to release attachments you have to people, things, or patterns? I have to admit, in the beginning I had a hard time with the topic of detachment because I equated being detached from not really wanting something. And as a type A driver, who was always very goal-oriented, I was confused about setting goals but then telling myself to not be concerned about the outcome. This quote from Deepak from his book Creating Affluence really helped me to understand detachment more clearly:
We can all succumb to worry from time to time. It’s natural to let the turmoil of the world get in our heads and stress us out. But what if I told you there were some practical ways to reduce your attachment to worry so you can return to joy. Would you be interested? I’ve found some great ways to change worry habits into joy habits. And they work! Let’s dive in for a closer look.