being the change we want to see...

This is where transformation truly begins... in each one of us. As we make a joyful commitment to these things, we will see the world around us change. You may feel that these things are not yet true for you... but as you make the declarations and become more aware - you will be amazed and delighted to see your reality change.


We must be the change we want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

In psychology, COGNITIVE DISSONANCE is the excessive mental stress and discomfort experienced by an individual who (1) holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time or (2) is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values. Included, stress and discomfort may also arise within an individual who holds a belief and performs a contradictory action or reaction.


The good news… attitude change is achieved when individuals experience feelings of uneasiness or guilt due to cognitive dissonance, and actively reduce the dissonance through changing their attitude, beliefs, or behaviour relating in order to achieve consistency with the inconsistent cognitions.

(Ref: Wikipedia)



I pledge to be a radical JOY Activist… a LOVE Revolutionary… and a PEACE Warrior in JOYburg, the City of Gold!


I pledge to join others and recognise… discover… proclaim… declare and call out the gold in this city and in its beautiful people. I choose to always see the treasure in others, especially in ones that I may often overlook.


I pledge to make the Foundations for Joy part of my everyday life.


I pledge to obey the rules of the land and honour those in authority because I am a law-abiding and honourable person.


I pledge to overcome stress through the power of joy and laughter.


I pledge to be the change I want to see in JOYburg.


I pledge to make these declarations daily...




* JOYburg is getting a thorough renovation


* There is true healing inside and out


* Everything is restored and as good as new


* JOYburg is a city of joy, love and peace


* It is a city of kindness and generosity


* We live brimming with blessings


* Abundant prosperity and favour are ours



I control my thoughts...

My health and happiness depend on the quality of my thoughts.


I speak words of life...

Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit - I choose life.


I am forgiving...

Forgiveness unlocks the door to set me free… unforgiveness imprisons me.


I am always thankful...

I cannot be fearful when I am thankful, so I practice an attitude of gratitude.


I dream big dreams...

The world needs people who have come alive. I will discover what makes me come alive and go do that. I am a world changer and a history maker.


I am a generous person...

No expectations, no strings attached… I give freely and give lovingly.


I am becoming more childlike...

Wonder, adventure, innocence, playfulness, celebration, kindness, vision, hope, astonishment and faith are again becoming a vital part of my life.


I am learning to laugh again...

Laughter truly is the best medicine - and it’s the antidote to stress. Laughing lifts my mood, reduces stress, makes me healthier, helps me bond with people and makes me more caring.


I choose love in all circumstances...

I am wired for love; it is a scientific and spiritual truth.

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