How to access joy when feeling nothing?
If someone can summarise one purpose in life, maybe it would be something similar to this, "find the joy in it".
Joy is happiness. Joy is contentment. Joy is bliss. We work so hard on whatever way to achieve it and fight for it in our lives. But sometimes we might get lost in this searching process, or even fell into the trap of emotional numbness or even find ourselves feeling nothing before we experience what joy is.
"E-motion” is energy in motion.
There is no good or bad emotions, each of them come and go like a flow. But emotional numbness is different, feeling nothing is an emotion in stillness. This form of energy is trapped inside us and block us completely from accessing joy, and we would start losing our motivations, passion and purpose on everything in life.
To access ultimate happiness, we all need to learn how to tackle this nothingness feeling. One of the most effective way on doing so is, remember what joy really is.
Activating 3 different types of joy
1. Situation joy
This is the joy you felt when you experience something makes you feel excited and want to share and spread the happiness to someone else. You are able to feel this joy because you manage to find the value of your authentic self, the part of you makes you feel alive, refreshing and have the openness to receive every love you encounter by just saying “YES!"
An invitation to situation joy:
"What comes to you mind if you remember the happiest moment of your life?"
"What is the thing you can do now without caring about any results, how other feels but just have fun?"
"Visualise you’re laughing like a kid, would you be with someone else or by yourself? What are you doing?"