Episode 007 | I Still Have Joy

podcast March 7, 2024

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Episode Summary:

Join Malik, Tariq, Leighton, and Producer Matt on another enlightening and laughter-filled episode of the Holy and Hood Podcast. Episode 7, titled “I Still Have Joy” dives into the intricacies of maintaining joy amidst life’s rollercoaster. Whether it’s dealing with daily stressors or the more significant challenges life throws our way, this episode explores how to keep joy at the forefront of our experiences.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Practical ways to find joy in everyday moments.
  • The importance of choosing joy even when it feels like an uphill battle.
  • How different things, like comedy or a good meal, can be sources of joy.
  • The role of self-awareness and honesty in cultivating a joyful life.
  • Insights into the difference between happiness and joy, and why joy is a more sustainable state of being.

Key Moments:

  • [00:01:00] Introduction and the power of names in shaping identity.
  • [00:03:50] The small things that bring immense joy.
  • [00:08:00] Discussing the challenges that threaten our joy and how to combat them.
  • [00:15:00] The importance of choosing your joy source wisely for lasting contentment.
  • [00:20:00] Strategies for maintaining joy in the presence of “joy suckers.”
  • [00:25:00] How therapy and emotional awareness can lead to a deeper understanding of joy.
  • [00:30:00] The theological underpinnings of joy and its eternal source.

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