Writing these life events taught me that everything is connected, and that ignoring what causes us to suffer is the same as losing an incredible chance to free ourselves from pain, thus abandoning the path of happiness. This might sound contradictory. However, I assure you from my own experience that there is nothing like examining the causes of pain and fear to free ourselves from them.

We are not our past, our thoughts, our feelings, our genes, or our futures. So who are we underneath it all? Well, I highly suspect that we are joy—a mix of peace and happiness! It’s my conviction is that only the heart can empower us with true forgiveness, joy, and love; with an undeniable healing force that can turn our stories into “songs of freedom.

** Passage from the Fit for Joy Book