Category: Joy

It’s All About Joy!

“Work like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody’s watching.”

— Satchel Paige

These are some life-changing thoughts for enjoying life to the fullest. A perfect quote to record and view often as I’m sure we could all use more reminders like this one!

When I think about living life to the fullest, it is all about Joy!

It’s All Life’s Fault!

“Life is to blame for everything.”

— Robert Musil

Well, we’ve finally gotten to the bottom of it! It’s all life’s fault! Life is to blame! All that stuff wouldn’t have happened had it not been for life. Of course. If we want to blame, it may as well be the whole enchilada.

Equally, we could see the humor in trying to blame life for all the problems and see that it is also this life that has given me all my blessings that are so many I cannot possibly count them, along with massive amounts of love and joy.

It’s all life’s fault! And, I stand in appreciation!

Heart Full Of Wonder

Today

I
Do not
Want to step so quickly
Over a beautiful line on God’s palm
As I move through the earth’s
Marketplace
Today

I do not want to touch any object in this world
Without my eyes testifying to the truth
That everything is
My Beloved.

Something has happened
To my understanding of existence
That now makes my heart always full of wonder
And kindness.

I do not
Want to step so quickly
Over this sacred place on God’s body
That is right beneath your
Own foot

As I
Dance with
Precious life
Today.

— Hafiz

A Kind Face

“Joy is the greatest cleanser, and it is
the greatest testimony to our
faith.

“Toil with happiness,” my Lord once
said to me.

God sent a servant on an errand
through a dangerous part
of the world.

The servant, having received in hand
what God wanted
delivered,

turned to the Holy and said,
“My Beloved Master, do you have a final instruction?”
and God replied,

“A kind face is a
precious
gift.”

— St. Francis of Assisi

Just Get Happy!

“Everything that I think that I need to do
is all only in order to propel me to some place
that when I get there, I think I will be happier.

So, everything that I am doing,
no matter what it is,
all of my lists of rights and wrongs…
are all about me getting to a manifestation
that I believe I will then be happier…

So, why don’t I take a short cut
and just go get happy?”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Rock Your Personal World

“It turns out that it is not possible
to separate anything from anything, though,
because at the core of all of those things
is you and the way you feel.
As you focus upon one unpleasant
or unwanted aspect of life,
it bleeds over into all other aspects.

Can you see, in looking back,
that there were opportunities
to look for positive aspects,
but because you were fixated
upon negative aspects,
those became your dominant experience?

Focus upon what you do want,
become a Vibrational Match
to what you do want,
train your point of attraction
to what you do want–
and watch your personal world become that.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Playing In The Mud

“Anything you desire,
the Universe can find a way to let it happen
within the context of people’s natural, joyful desires.
It must be, for this is a joy-based Universe.

And so, as you watch children
playing in the mud and having great joy in it,
you might not enjoy playing in the mud, but they do.

And so, there’s somebody enjoying
doing something you don’t want to do.
And that pretty much applies to everything.
There’s someone who would enjoy doing every thing

that you don’t want to do.

And if it really came down to where there was
really not one person willing to do that thing,
you would develop another way of approaching it.

There are a lot of things that were in your history
that you no longer participate in.
You left them behind
because no one wanted to do them.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Happy Mother’s Day

I wanted to share a beautiful short poem from Hafiz for Mother’s Day and I found that I could not choose one or the other, so I offer both in celebration of all on this day. Injoy!

 How Does It Feel To Be A Heart?

Once a young woman asked me,

“How does it feel to be a man?”
And I replied,

“My dear,
I am not so sure.”

Then she said,
“Well, aren’t you a man?”

And this time I replied,

“I view gender
As a beautiful animal
That people often take for a walk on a leash
And might enter in some odd contest
To try to win strange prizes.

My dear,
A better question for Hafiz
Would have been,

‘How does it feel to be a heart?’

For all I know is Love,
And I find my heart Infinite
And Everywhere!”

This is a question I ask of all Mothers today: How does it feel to be a heart? And to the following poem I can only think of a mother’s pure love and care and delight with Hafiz in the thought and feeling of such love.

Keeping Watch

“In the morning
When I began to wake,
It happened again–

That feeling
That You, Beloved,
Had stood over me all night
Keeping watch,

That feeling
That as soon as I began to stir

You put Your lips on my forehead
And lit a Holy Lamp
Inside my heart.”

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