What Is Joy?

May 30, 2011

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Remember the feeling of joy – that sense of such extreme delight that you are radiant? Joy is similar to happiness, but it doesn’t require achieving some result. It is simply a state of being in the moment, in the “flow.” Our natural state, as souls, is joyousness.

 So why don’t we feel joyous all the time? One reason is that we get focused on our mistakes, or our attachments to specific outcomes, or criticism of others. That kind of focus shifts us out of our sense of oneness or “intunedness” with the universe, which is the core of joyousness.

 Try this for a week: Each day pick one time when you feel perfectly in tune with the universe. What made that possible? How can you increase that sense of “intunedness”?

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