When you are joyful, your brain has created that joy.
You might think that an external event or situation caused that joy, and may seek joy from something external. Thinking that joy is found only outside of you will prevent you from using the full potential of your mind. Yes, external events and situations can be a catalyst. But it is always in your own brain and mind that joy is created.
Every joyful moment of your life is stored in your brain. If you don’t recall a specific joyful moment, you might not access it to experience it again. However, that moment is stored in your brain. Memories of what you saw, heard, and felt when you were joyful are all stored in your brain. Some people find it easy to relive their joyful moments. They
Right now tell yourself, “My goal is to be a master at recalling my positive and meaningful joyful moments.”
((Life is Now: Creating moments of joy, courage, kindness, and serenity, pp. 99-100))