“Don’t be weighed down by things that drain your energy! If it doesn’t bring you joy, chuck it, change it, or rearrange it!” Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wonder if the word chuck was used in this context back in Emerson’s day. However I’m sure the sentiment was there. If we believe in the Law of Attraction then we will only attract things that drain our energy of joy if we don’t, ‘chuck it, change it, or rearrange it!’ I know it does sound like we are being encouraged to think we should only be happy and joyful all the time. This is certainly something we can aspire to and work towards but being human I know that there are a bunch of other emotions inside of me that are far from being happy and joyful. How can we enjoy the happiness if we don’t experience the sadness that was depicted in the movie, ‘Inside Out.’
However, there are some things we can do to dial up the amount of happiness or the intensity of it. We can mix with friends who have similar aspirations who work on looking at the positivity of life, who are grateful and appreciative. If you allow the rooms in your house to be cluttered and messy then this may drain your energy every time you look at that room. If you are eating a diet that is not wholesome and energising you may find it difficult to have the exercise you need to keep you on top of your game, to tidy up the mess, or to fit in the extra activities you want. Having enough sleep is something I have found over the years can have a huge impact on how I tackle the day. Then I just don’t get weighed down by anything as much.
Enjoy dialling into the joy!