A wise man told me the difference between Joy and Happiness. I was an inpatient in hospital and he was a visitor.
“The difference is consequences.” he explained. “Happiness depends on consequences. Joy doesn’t. Grieve all the losses, find your truth and then comes Joy.”
Joy is attained through love, gratitude and enlightenment I have discovered. I wasn’t clear about that until the wise man explained.
I was reading Renee Brown’s blog Ordinary Courage when I found a quote by Brother David Steindl-Rast about Joy and Gratitude. You know that feeling you have when you think you’re the only one learning or experiencing something big and then, how happy you are when you discover others are and have too? I get that feeling a lot lately. It makes me smile.
I’ve listened to this song for awhile. I understand it differently now. I don’t think you can actually take someones Joy but I’m just glad to find someone else looking.
Are you searching for Joy or have you found it? I’d love to hear about it.