Episode 99 – The Infinite Reservoir of Joy

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Joy is different from happiness. Happiness is transient and depends on outer circumstances. Joy is an infinite reservoir that dwells within us and is independent of life’s circumstances. Even when we are immersed in great difficulty or sorrow, we can reach within and find Joy. That is because it is part of our nature. We are being called now to learn, know, and become aware of Truth – that Joy abides in us. In this episode we share how we experience and express Joy and how we block ourselves from it.

NOTES

Joy versus happiness

Happiness is transient and depends on outer circumstances

Joy is not a feeling, but an awareness. It is an infinite reservoir that dwells within us, available independent of life’s circumstances. Joy is part of our nature.

We often look for Joy in all the wrong places

The things of man

A future state

Joy is an infinite reservoir that dwells within us. It is available independent of life’s circumstances.

We are being called now to learn, know and become aware of Truth – that Joy abides in us

We can chooseexperience and express joy no matter what is happening

To build a consciousness of Joy:

Revise your inner language

Marvel at Nature

Regular prayer and meditation

Gratitude

Share it

Dialogue and Inquiry

Are you experiencing Joy now? 

Can you discern the difference between the transient feeling of happiness and the ever-presence of Joy?

Share how you experience (or have experienced) Joy in the midst of strife. 

How do you live in Joy? 

How and when do you rob yourself of Joy?

What do you do to stay awake to the ever-presence of Joy?

Closing Thought

Awake to the Presence of Spirit, the infinite supply of Joy is available to me. My Joy can neither be taken nor given. It is part of my nature, independent of what is happening around me. When I feel my emotional state bending to the activities of the world, I know I can always go inside and dip my cup into the infinite reservoir of Joy. My cup is always full. I live in Joy. I am Joy.

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