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Posts from the ‘Joy’ Category

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
Would you ever expect a flower like this? It is Love in a Mist

Would you ever expect a flower like this? It is Love in a Mist

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

At some point this volcano in Oregon blew off the roof

At some point this volcano in Oregon blew off the roof

Keep Laughing!

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.

– Michael Pritchard

What proves God's desire to laugh more than a hippo?

What proves God’s desire to laugh more than a hippo?

Living on Surprise

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

– Alice Walker

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Let Us Cultivate Joy in Our Lives

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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

And the sun shining on these dahlias in a neighbors front yard can always make me smile!

And the sun shining on these dahlias in a neighbors front yard can always make me smile!

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