Practicing Presence Tapping into Your Joy
July 24, 2020
Hosted by dLee
“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.” —Helen Keller Does feeling joy and being happy feel like a luxury? Joy and happiness come in many different forms. It can be as simple as arranging a colorful bouquet of flowers in your environment that you can be around for a good part of the day. When you flip the switch in your streaming thoughts to the positive channel, put a smile on your face. It will help lift your spirits and will affect everyone else around you. Your happiness is achieved in the now moments and you do not need to wait for a future date. Take a look around you and immerse yourself in nature in any season, take a deep breath, appreciate the good things that you notice and jot them down somewhere for reference in your daily journal to recall the story of what your experience was today. Join us as we explore the differences between joy and happiness and really how accessible they are to us as we are present in our daily moments.
Mindful Space to Pause(tm)
Friday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Mindful Space to Pause(tm) focuses on savoring moments and balancing daily busy-ness. The show brings together a powerful gift of practicing, discovering time, space and focus to be present. It is like a quick retreat from wherever you are and whatever you are doing. We explore common words, language and how images feel like an oasis of calm when you pause and take a closer look. Awaken to the possibilities when you pay attention, breathe, pause, clearly listen to your own internal GPS system and set your intentions to align your inner thoughts and your word choices with your energetic frequency. Being present with every moment might seem as elusive as chasing the clock to find extra time within an already overcommitted 24-hour schedule. Once thought seeds have been planted and have taken root in your daily habit patterns, you can pause with a sense of discovery, curiosity and experience moments to play, to be thankful, to reflect and be wonder-filled in awe.
d Lee is an author, talk show host and businesswoman infusing her life with positivity. From a very early age, she spent time in her father’s garden where she soaked up the positive beats of this busy environment. She learned the importance of systems, how to explore present moments with all of her senses, embrace inspiring possibilities, and take empowered action with an “I can do this” choice. This perspective has given her greater resilience, creativity, and joy in her life.
As an avid photographer, d Lee has spent years and countless hours walking the streets of her community capturing moments of life and time through her lens. Through this process, and through an immersion in Reiki, she naturally began living with more presence and awareness. Over time she recognized the value of being able to immerse herself in present moment awareness.
d Lee is authoring a series of mindful practice journals that help build habits of being present. She is populating the books with beautiful images from her photography collection, inspiring quotes on the focused topics and coloring pages to unleash your own colorful creativity. Learn how to embrace a disciplined practice focus such as pausing and taking time to appreciate visual gifts from nature. As the habit becomes part of each day, it will transform your life. Be wherever you are, doing whatever you are doing and know each pause you take brings with it many benefits.