groundbreaking research on rewiring the human brain found that long term
survival is predicated on our capacity to marshal an effective joy response.
That the chemical ripples
of electricity and pleasure that we feel in our bodies when we relentlessly
pursue the gentle and nourishing practice of joy are the most effective defense
against stress that we have.
And so, our challenge is to organize our lives
around experiencing joy in the moment, rather than revolving around identifying
and fixing problems.
To weaken our ties to external solutions, dip our toes in
the bucket of internal pleasure circuits known as the human body and start
scoring a few joy points for ourselves.
It’s the world’s most efficacious
preventative medicine. It’s infinitely abundant and available, and costs us
At least, nothing monetarily. There is, of course, the existential
expense of joy. The naked terror of confessing happiness.
Because in a world
that’s cynical, corrupt, cold and more concerned with expressing coolness than
embracing earnestness, irony has become the ethos of our age. It’s the modern
defense mechanism against hope, vulnerability and whatever other emotional risk
people are too terrified to take.
But it’s worth it. The mere idea that we can
improve our health by surrounding ourselves with things that delight us, by
owning our desires without apology or justification, and by flooding our lives
with experiences in which we’re conscious of nothing but the pleasure it gives
us, that’s nothing short of a miracle.
It is not selfish to spend so
much effort on your own happiness.
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How much additional stress are you creating because of your reluctance to allow spontaneous joy into your life?
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