Living with intention
What comes to mind is the Indian mystic phrase “Sat Chit Ananda” which means “Truth Consciousness Bliss”. To live in this state of being requires moment to moment dedication to be conscious of the fundamental truth of all that: was, is and will be, in which the infinite state of Bliss presides.
“Learning to celebrate joy is one of the great practices of the spiritual life.” - Joan D. Chittister, American Benedictine nun, theologian, speaker and co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative for Women
We all need to celebrate the joys we experience, no matter how big or small. Some already do this regularly. The next time you feel the glow of joy, cherish the moment and celebrate that feeling. With practice, joy should have a more prominent place in your life. Happy Holidays to all!
There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go. – Frederick William Faber
I have had the good fortune to have lived with such a person. His passing has made that abundantly clear.
"May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility." - Mary Anne Radmacher,
As we celebrate the holidays in December and with a new year approaching, I hope everyone's home is full of love and happiness. If you find the joy is hiding this month, please open your windows to the great possibility that awaits each of us in the new year, and join us as we celebrate each other.
"He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy." Kahlil Gibran
Sorrow has a way of causing the fantasies of this worldly existence to be seen as they are, and drives us to find True Joy within.