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JOMO – the Joy of Missing Out

So we have all heard about or even experienced FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) but are we aware of and have we experienced JOMO?

JOMO is the ‘Joy of Missing Out’!

 

Of course we can feel joy and even relief when we miss out on something unpleasant or even terrible that others get caught into, but JOMO is not about that.

JOMO is the joy of missing out on things that are generally pleasant or even sought after by our selves or others.

JOMO is the joy of not having to get caught into the seeking and searching, the wishing and wanting, getting and gaining, having and holding.

JOMO is the joy from being able to go without, maybe making do with what we already have; maybe living simply with less, living lightly on the planet.

JOMO is the joy for others when they get what they want even if it means that we don’t get the same thing as them.

JOMO is the joy in the gift of letting others have what we might otherwise have got or taken.

JOMO is the joy in appreciating that less can be more; more space, more freedom, more calm, more peace.

JOMO is the joy in patiently putting off gain now for some more worthwhile, meaningful experience or result in time.

JOMO is the joy in transforming disappointment, envy and resentment into values and virtues.

JOMO is the joy in the development and engagement of psycho-spiritual values and virtues such as generosity, renunciation, morality, patience, commitment, wisdom.

 

As our lives become increasingly busy and complex there is much that we cannot do and can not have even if others are doing and having.

So rather than getting caught into FOMO, engage and practice JOMO, it will be worth your while.

 

Metta Regards

John B.

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