Letting Go of the Story of Me

Larry Integrating Awakening

If I can begin to let go of the story of who I am, I can drop into my essential nature. Granted, these are words that can only point in a direction of the rich experience of entering a spacious awareness. Yet the words point in the direction of a transformative experience that changes our relationship with ourselves and life …

The Culture’s Costly Concept of Me

Larry Integrating Awakening

Once we have explored our so-called “inner world” to find that there is not an object called “me”, a monumental shift begins to take place. What is that shift? It is the transformational shift from living as an entity called “me” and all the entanglement that that me creates, to living from a peaceful, spacious presence that a quiet mind provides. …

Meditation: A Joy Ride

Larry Integrating Awakening

Finding my way back to joy, to a quiet connected spaciousness becomes easier with practice. This is the essential purpose of a spiritual practice: to move my attention from the outside world of doing and to do lists—striving—and conceptual narrative—figuring out, interpreting, judging and evaluating, all provided by the seemingly-helpful thought stream. Finding my way back to joy, by releasing …

Joy is here; Joy is dear

Larry First Steps

As we put forward ‘being joyful’ as an intention, we put the experience of joy within reach. The bestselling author and spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, describes joy as “vibrantly alive peace” in his book, Stillness Speaks. Tolle explains this joy further : “It is the joy of knowing yourself as the very life essence before life takes on form. That is the …

Start Here and Now!

Larry First Steps

Welcome to Joyful Living Global; thank you for your interest. This is a resource website to support the awakening of the human spirit that is reaching around the world at an increasing rate. Awakening is a longstanding term used to describe an experiential opening to our unbounded nature beyond time and space. This transformative experience happens in the heart and body—outside the confines …

What if there’s a more fulfilling way to live?

Larry First Steps

To get started with joyful living, we need to feel enough pain. If you’re like most of us, change doesn’t happen without pain or crisis. But let’s not wait for the pain of living in our heads to mount, shall we? Let’s mock it up with our imagination: Imagine your deathbed: I know, I know. It’s not where you want …

The Four Joys of Joyful Living

Larry First Steps

Hello Joyful People! Here are the Four Joys of Joyful Living and why they may support your joyfulocity. Number 1:  Relax into the formless. Number 2:  Be presence. Number 3:  Heal to wholeness. Number 4:  Share your gifts. Okay, fine. Sounds jiffy jolly. Like tightrope walking – easy to say, difficult to execute. Yes and no. Lets start with relaxing …