What is joy?
July had us Embracing Emotion. Is joy an emotion?
On the surface, it may appear as such. But e-motions are just that: external motions. There is a fleeting, undulating quality about them, offering continuous change. Then there is something deeper. What remains constant and unchanging. Eternalness within.
Joy may seem like happiness. But where “happiness is a solid…joy is a liquid.” – JD Salinger
At the heart of every emotion is a spiritual quality we all possess. An infinite and ultimately un-nameable attribute. Attempts to name it bring forth simple words, weighty with calm: Joy. Peace. Contentment.
Joy is our birthright.