Category: Joy

Finding a Joyous Field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense. – Rumi

Joys of the Unexpected

Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be? – Elizabeth Bibesco, Balloons

Clap Along If You Feel like a Room without a Roof

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov

Keep Laughing!

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. – Michael Pritchard

Living on Surprise

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. – Alice Walker

Let Us Cultivate Joy in Our Lives

From joy springs all creation By it is sustained Towards joy it proceeds And to joy it returns. – Mundaka Upanishad in The Nine Muses by Angeles Arrien

Sunshine and Smiles

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. – Joseph Addison

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

A little wisdom from the late Phyllis Diller: A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Joy and Pain

Don’t be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being joyous. – Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Alchemical Wisdom

What Is the Source of a True Smile?

    The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding. – Thich Nhat Hanh Peace is Every Step