Rekindle the joy of being alive.

Many people give up on spontaneous, inner joy. They try to replace it with programmed, outer entertainment or a chemical high.

What you’re doing behind your eyes (on the inside) impacts your life more than what you see going on around you. Without emotional and mental housekeeping, the joy seeps out of life. The more we train our mind and emotions to function optimally, the greater will be our sense of wellbeing and joy.

As humans, we can’t avoid problems and pain, but joyous people demonstrate that we can learn to be happy anyway. Openness, honesty, and humility connect people heart-to-heart, bringing light for healing, recovery, and joy.

It’s hard to be happy if you let tormenting thoughts and toxic people pull your strings. Emotions, thoughts, and desires are real, but they’re often inaccurate and off track. Tough minded positive thinking is much more powerful than wishful drinking.

To be dumbed down is to avoid rational thinking. To be numbed down is to avoid caring and compassion. When we begin to undo years of harmful, habitual thinking and behaving, we start down the wise and kind path to a better life.

Thinking is like walking in the woods. The more you mentally follow the same path, the more permanent the trail becomes.

Perhaps as humans, our biggest problem is the darkness that we carry inside of us. When light disagrees with our darkness, we too often side with darkness.

The further away people are from reality, the angrier they get when it is pointed out. Social media is an internet platform often used to express anger and hostility when people disagree. Too much consumption of its contents can lead to discouragement.

When life shakes you to rock bottom, stand on the Rock and look up for His supernatural help. The living Jesus is the Rock.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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