But what if you feel guilty about living in joy?
Or if you’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop?
Maybe you don’t feel deserving of joy.
I feel all those things – guilt, worry, undeserving of a joyous life. Why? I don’t really know. Maybe it’s because I’m a Virgo. Or perhaps because I’m a firstborn. A Type A perfectionist who refuses to celebrate anything less than over 100% success.
But I’ve noticed a curious pattern. The more I work to create perfection, the less joy I feel. Perfection robs me of joy, leaving me feeling unworthy of a happy life.
In the end, I’d rather be joyful than flawless. Live in delight, not worry and anxiety. Happy instead of continuously working towards the phantom that is a perfection.