The disappointment in our loss and suffering can develop within us a fear of joy. We may find ourselves afraid to celebrate because we are anxious that what we have will be taken from us. Nicole Zasowski describes what’s underneath our fear of joy, and discusses how protecting ourselves from future disappointment closes our hearts to joy and delight in the present. She shares common barriers to joy and offers small ways we can begin to embrace celebration in our daily lives. Nicole also touches on the difference between expectation and expectancy, and highlights a single practice that is essential to daring to dream again.
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