Episode 99: When Joy Feels Difficult And Far-Fetched

When you find yourself grimacing at the quote cards online to live a happy, free life and not believing it’s possible… there’s something much deeper going on for you. I often say that joy can feel scary at times. And while it sounds odd, it’s true! Joy for so many of us is not our “usual” experience, so stepping into it can feel like an unknown. There’s more uncertainty on the side of joy than there is to just keep going and doing things how you’ve been doing them – keeping busy, pleasing others, taking care of others before prioritising you. It doesn’t have to be this way. Understanding this important dynamic (that I share in today’s episode) will unlock your experience, and resistance, to joy. Everyone deserves to make joy their new comfort zone.