Tuesday, August 17, 2010

7 Quotes: Defining Joy in Our Lives

*** 7 quotes to consider about how we live our joy.

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From Denny: Joy is one of those human experiences that everyone knows and has experienced yet we have a tough time defining it. Joy seems elusive to define in words but we all know that moment when it occurs.

Joy is a state which lives inside us all. Sometimes, because of outward situations and circumstances, we lose touch with our joy. When difficult times come into our lives they can often erode our connection with our inner joy - if we allow it. Never allow anyone or any situation to take your joy.

Negative experiences only have power when we give away our authority to it. When we experience anger, sorrow, fear and hurt it's important to ride through that moment and then shed those negative emotions. Negative emotions are useful to help make us acutely aware of something requiring our attention - then release them. The joy is always there for it is eternal and infinite.

Experiencing lasting joy is accomplished when we cultivate the Divine Presence within us. Constantly nurturing our awareness of that connection strengthens us and keeps our attitude positive.

Joy is this indescribable beauty, stronger felt within that can be lived every day, no matter what is going on around us. Take some time each day to acknowledge your connection to the Divine - and smile, knowing you are living in the vast limitless moment of Joy!


Joy is prayer
Joy is strength
Joy is love
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. - Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)

The only joy in the world is to begin. - Cesare Pavese (1908 - 1950)

Joy is not in things; it is in us. - Richard Wagner

Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. - Edward Chapin

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy. - Sarah Ban Breathnach

I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy! - Louise Bogan

May your walls know joy;
May every room hold laughter and
Every window open to great possibility. - Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey, 1995

*** See also: Poetess Defies, Shocks Saudi Arabia - Here is a woman of courage who now knows great joy, all because she wrote a poem and spoke it out aloud.

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