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Awakening with Joy


“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman


Why joy? 


What does joy mean to you? 


Some say joy is the best medicine for tears. Some say the best joy comes with tears. Some say joy makes them feel alive and real. Some say joy comes and goes, like the sun. 


To me, true joy is an organic flower in my inner garden blooming with various scents that indicates various qualities from time to time: happiness, peace, ease, openness, compassion, calmness. Just naming a few. 


I invite you to take a moment to reflect on what the word JOY evokes in you. Just silently say the word JOY and notice what happens in your mind and body. Maybe you notice some tension or tightness, maybe you feel a sense of opening or uplifting, maybe you feel a little numb, or maybe, you sense the deep desire for more...


In our next workshop “Awakening with Joy”, through a series of mini meditation, fun and engaging group exercise and activity, talk/discussion and guided reflection -

• We will learn to open up our hearts to the greatness inside and around us so we are more awaken to the choices of having joy in life. 

• We will also practice on how to stay present and authentic with our experiences from moment to moment - the fertile ground for joy and aliveness to grow. 


You are invited to join us in this workshop if you are yearning for more brightness, ease and new possibilities. Let's come alive together with what we are born to be. 


* Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated! If you would like to help to set up, please arrive 30 minutes early. Feel free to email me at [masked] if you have any questions! *


General guidelines:

1. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes so everyone can sign in and settle down prior to our important opening circle, which includes an arriving meditation. If you come in during our meditation time, please quietly join in and do sign-in later. 

2. Please RSVP only if you are serious about coming. Also, please make sure to change your RSVP status once you know you won’t make it

3. Please wear comfortable clothes in layers - the room temperature can shift from time to time. 

4. We would like to keep our future workshops scent-free so everyone can be comfortable in the shared space. 

5. Please bring your own water bottle with lid.

6. Our “meetups” are really workshops, not causal social meetings. With a clear intention and focus in mind for each workshop, it is meant for participants to work and exercise together so we can learn and grow in a fun, yet meaningful way.


May your heart be at home, 

Sylvia and Paul

www.JourneysToReturn.com

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