Today’s Daily Manifestation Challenge is all about Joy.
What brings you the most joy?
(I picked Almond Joy because my dad was obsessed with them. brings me joy to think of my dad.)
Why, you ask? Why list my joy on this here website?
Because when you think of these things you start to inhabit the feeling of that which you are thinking of. Works like a charm. Works like an Almond Joy. Works like a vacation (Almost.)
Are you doing things everyday that bring you joy? (If the answer is no, I want you to shut the computer and start. Right. Now.)
This is one of my missions in the world. To provide a space where people have more joy in their lives and truly feel that they deserve it!
So, what is it that brings you joy? As you answer, see if you can allow yourself to be in the feeling of what you are thinking about.
By now you know that Modern Family brings me joy.
My husband brings me joy.
Often, a good glass of wine brings me joy. Especially when I come home and my husband has a candle lit and said glass of wine sitting next to it for me. Especially then.
Belly laughing and smirks, sleeping in my own bed and also in fancy hotel beds, these bring me joy.
Seeing how far my sister has come brings me great joy.
Music brings me joy.
When my yoga classes sing out loud, JOY!
When they dance… even more joy.
People sharing with me what they are manifesting into their lives and the comments people leave here fill me with joy.
My friends successes bring me joy!
How when I go to the bank or Whole Foods near my house or other places I frequent, people know my name and I know theirs. It’s like Cheers. But better. I love connecting. It brings me joy!
Leading Manifestation Yoga® Workshops and Retreats! So. Much. Joy. Can’t. Handle. The . Joy.
All things Italy bring me immense joy and pleasure.
I also ask you this: What are you doing to bring others joy? To spread joy in the world?
How to Make a Life
First: Take everything you’ve ever learned and everything
You’ve yet to discover and place it in a box labeled Thank You.
Second: Take a picture of your face and remember
That in ten years time you will be amazed at how gorgeous you were.
Be amazed now.
Third: Find someplace to live.
Make sure it has the ability to let light fall
Across the room in such a way that every so often,
You’ll stop and mouth the words “Ah, sunlight.”
Before you finish dusting the books.
Don’t let the books get dusty.
Open them and reread your favorite sentences
Or give the books away.
Fourth: Fall in love.
Touch. More than you think.
Have a child if you want one.
If you don’t, don’t.
Let your child out into the world
Discovering for themselves just how magical
It is. Or it isn’t.
It’s theirs to decide.
Give your child a lot of books.
Fifth: Get a job.
Remember this job is not who you are.
You get to open the silk door of You,
And decide, over and over, as many times as your socks,
Just who you are.
Your job will feed you and your children if you have them.
If you forget this step,
You will be reminded of it if you ever lose your job.
No, my job cannot be who I am
because here I am still standing in line at the post office
tapping my feet,
and yet I have no job but still, I am.
Sixth: Do yoga.
Let your body discover what it’s like to move
without your brain holding it’s hand.
Tell your brain to take a hike.
Let your body believe fully in it’s own powers.
Let every person you’ve stored inside your muscles out every so often,
Lastly: Do things that make you feel good.
Let your joy be contagious and spread through
Your home, your job, your children.
Let it spread through the world
Like a virus so that when you forget it,
Every so often, you’ll catch it from someone else.
Now go Jump for Joy! But first, make a list
I am a lover of life, laughter, poetry, yoga and a really good glass of wine. I created Manifestation Yoga, which is all about causing serious breakthroughs in your life without being too serious. My rule of “If you fall you must laugh and take down your neighbor” is Strictly enforced! I teach all over Los Angeles and also in Philadelphia & NJ at Dhyana Yoga. I travel the world teaching workshops and leading retreats. My nephew Blaise was recently diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader Wille Syndrome (PWS) which prompted me to start GAME Yoga. Gifts And Miracles Everyday: Free Yoga for Kids w/ Special Needs. It’s also a really good excuse for me to be around kids whom I generally loved more than the average adult. I am also a poet, and in the process of writing a book. I firmly believe that you can manifest whatever it is you want in your life. I am partially deaf and wear hearing aids. I spent 13 years working in the same restaurant and I believe that everyone should have a job in the service industry at least once in their life. It’s good for the soul. www.jenniferpastiloff.com www.manifestationyoga.com