Nothing is more important than your joy.
“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow.”
Having known sorrows, we can truly appreciate the value of joy. It becomes the spark that leads to new experience, the flame that guides us through the darkness and helps us to remember what is important in life. As awakening masters, we discover that joy lies even within the most challenging of life’s experiences; and, therefore, it becomes possible to tap into that infinite energy.
Joy is often found in the little things. Remember to breathe, look beyond the stories of the mind and recognize that happiness is at hand. It falls down upon you like rain from all dimensions. The entire Universe supports your awakening and you are surrounded by love.
Spiritual work should be serious but not somber. Be lighthearted, passionate and enthusiastic in the midst of your growth. Seek to be as innocent as a child on a grand adventure.
Today my intention is to scatter joy.