The Power of Joy
Joy is a divine quality of our true self, which is inherently lighthearted, playful, and free. You can see the full expression of this joy in young children who haven’t learned to worry or take themselves too seriously.
They play and laugh freely, finding wonder in the smallest things. They are infinitely creative because they haven’t yet built up the layers of conditioning that create limitations and restrictions. They are in touch with their intuition, which is a form of intelligence that goes beyond the rational mind. Far from being superficial or trivial, joy is an experience of our deepest spiritual nature.
The path to joy is a return to wholeness. It is about shifting our perspective from ego to spirit. Our ego’s fear and insecurity cause it to puff up with self-importance and attempt to control the uncontrollable, while our spirit, knowing it is eternal and infinite, simply allows life to unfold. This creates a natural state of ease, which predisposes you to lightheartedness, joy, and laughter. – Deepak Chopra
Question: “Is there a difference between joy and happiness?”
|Happiness is an emotion in which one experiences feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense pleasure, often triggered by external circumstances.||Joy is a stronger, less common feeling than happiness, that is triggered from within, often from witnessing or achieving selflessness to the point of personal sacrifice and/or feeling spiritually connected.|
“When you move toward that which is most fulfilling and life-enhancing with joy and pleasure, healing follows.”
– Christiane Northrup, M.D.