Joie de vivre - my word(s) for 2019, is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit.
It "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life.
I must say I've experienced moments of joyful living, fleeting as they may have seemed... so how to maintain and sustain joy in my life - THAT's what I'm after this year!
Being “in spirit” is akin to having that joie de vivre. Being settled, grounded, purposeful, intentful and mindful about what you say, do, how you behave, the choices you make...
I think it will come organically, unexpectedly, often mysteriously, as I continually choose to think, act, do, and behave in ways of my spirit, my essence. This may mean letting go of old conditioning and being a bit vulnerable, wholeheartedly.
It may also mean to continually view my life as a small, but very meaningful part of a much bigger picture. It will mean understanding and accepting my “being” as an integral part of an interconnected, carefully patterned yet ever changing bowl of cosmic soup.
I'm ready to practice and celebrate the joy of living! How about you?!?
(I couldn't resist this pic, lol!)