“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. —Henri Nouwen”
“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” —
“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ―
“Let your joy be in your journey—not in some distant goal.” —Tim Cook
“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” —Joseph Campbell
The Espirational theme for November is living in joy. I know some may think this inappropriate in the midst of the tragedies and sorrows of this world, but this is the perfect time to remember and chose joy. If we lose joy, we become defeated, living in a world without hope. In other words the darkness wins.
Our lives in this world are meant to be a marvelous, joy filled adventure. But if we live as though life is just one bad thing after another until we die, that is what we will get.
So this month I encourage you to look for joy. Even if all you find is one tiny speck of light hiding in a dark corner, grab on to it. Celebrate it. Keep you eyes open and expect to find more. Defeat the darkness by choosing to live in joy.
We will be talking about joy this month in the Espirational Facebook Community. You are invited to join us.
“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behaviour. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” — Eckhart Tolle
“The truth is that taking the time to be still and reflective actually increases productivity and gives more joy to what you’re doing when it’s time to take action again.” ―
“Like other spiritual fruit, joy must be cultivated.”