JOY – THE ESSENCE OF DEEP GRATITUDE
In living a life of gratitude, I think of the word joy. It is a well. Deep inside the spirit. From it flows gratitude, irrespective of harsh facts you may see. Joy is a reality. A river of life’s essence. Staying in its flow keeps true love going.
As a word joy means:
1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son’s success.
2. a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated: Her prose style is a pure joy.
3. the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.
4. a state of happiness.
joy also means:
1. a: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight
b: the expression or exhibition of such emotion
When I think of New Zealand: In spite of harsh times presented by economists’ myth of engineered, greed-blinded habitual stealth that leaves majorities empty, I think of pure gratitude towards life that comes from a well of joy. It is more real than stealth’s illusions of a kind of fulfilment. Joy is fulfillment running over and overflowing. It is a lifetime expression of miles of healthy smiles.
This is my truth as reflected back to me from the sky, ocean, lakes, rivers, whenua’s spirituality and the indomitable spirit of irreplacable beautiful people in our fortuitious land.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.10.12~