Joy

You are the most beautiful note in the symphony of the universe.”

A friend recently wished me these thoughts on my birthday.  What joy flows into my heart when I read these simple words.  All to often we forget we are beautiful and unique, a gift of pure love and joy.  But what is joy to you?  Joy, as defined by Merriam Webster:

  1. The emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires:  delight
  2. The expression or exhibition of such emotion: gaiety
  3. A state of happiness or felicity: bliss
  4. A source or cause of delight

For me personally, the best definition is c. A state of happiness or felicity:  bliss.  Isn’t that what we are all after, bliss?  We look far and wide for this state of bliss, some hoping to find it in some new material object, others from what their mates give to them emotionally, others from their gurus, their church, or spiritual leaders, but bliss exists in you just as you are, as my friend said “you are the most beautiful note in the universe.”  If we could simply stand and let such a concept resonate deeply within we would find that we are better listeners, friends, lovers, neighbors and so forth because we know we are enough.  You are beautiful just as you stand right this moment.  Spread this love and joy into the world today and see how it emanates creating further love and joy in the world.   When you are in the slowest line at the grocery store, pause and know everything is perfect just as it is, don’t contemplate hopping into a faster, shorter line.  Perhaps you are supposed to stand right there, taking it all in.  Ask a sales clerk how they are and really mean it.  Be patient, be kind and spread joy.  It costs nothing, and the results are extraordinary.

About Wildflower Women

Welcome to my site. I am writing to give people inspiration to hold their voices, especially as concerns the grieving process. My hope is that everyone finds a little inspiration from my site. We are all a work in progress! Namaste.
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2 Responses to Joy

  1. Kathleen says:

    The picture included in this post is priceless!!! Appreciate having the definition of joy here. As a person who uses this word liberally I have realized that the nuances of the different words are worth delving into. I’m reading the book entitled “A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill-Happiness” by Matthieu Ricard. He adds that the definition of “Inner joy is not necessarily manifested exuberantly, but as a luminous appreciation of the present moment, which can extend itself into the next moment, creating a continuum that one might call joie de vivre.” He goes on to admit that it’s a hard word to pin down. Sure like that word “luminious” though!

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    • Thank you for your enlightening comments and giving further food for thought, for after all that is what we are always doing enriching our minds and attempting to spread joy, love, and compassion! You my dear do just that!

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