Let Joy Be Your GuideToday’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday episode is about the importance of doing things and being around people that increase your state of happiness. It’s a great indicator that we’re headed in the right direction and doing what’s meant to be in that moment. Allowing joy to be your guide is giving the universe permission to show you a well-lit path.

In this podcast episode, you’ll hear how this simple, yet effective concept led to new opportunities and allowed me to close the door on circumstances that no longer benefited my soul. Instead of being guided by external validation, joy allows you to trust your own internal compass. The trigger we all carry is meant to ignite under particular situations and around people that are supposed to be in our lives. It’s the feeling we get when we barely know someone, yet their presence for some reason makes us incredibly happy. Pay attention to those moments because they’re often there to tell us something and already know what we’re meant to extract from that relationship. For me, that silent feeling of joy around strangers has usually led to life lessons because somehow, my heart knew what I needed before me.

The same applies in our professional lives when we’re doing tasks that accelerate time. When I began to notice what actions made me lose track of dates and times, I knew I was headed in the right direction. For a long time, I resisted this because I felt guilty for being happy while I worked. Subconsciously, I associated ‘work’ with suffering, which is not at all how I want to live my life. You’ll hear a detailed testimony about my experiences with joy and how I slowly learned to trust those happy moments and let go of the guilt I once felt.