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The Joy Within

Updated: Sep 13, 2019


JOY.

They say it’s your birthright. And they’re right.

Almost.

Joy is not your birthright.

Joy is your very nature.

Deep.

Inside.

Joy.

Peace.

Wholeness.

This is not your due.

This is WHO YOU ARE.

But…

If this is the case…

Why do I feel anything but?

Why do I feel overwhelmed?

Why do I feel depressed?

Why do I feel anxious?

Why do I feel unfulfilled, agitated, unsettled?

If I AM JOY, why do I not FEEL joy?

Always.

[you may be asking]

Well, it’s simple really…

The answer has to do with concealment.

Here’s the deal:

Imagine you had the most beautiful Monet painting.

And upon that painting you…

Splattered some black paint.

Added a swath or two of brown.

Dribbled some green.

Splotched some purple.

And smeared a blob of gray.

And on and on you went…

Until the original painting had been covered over.

Completely.

Now.

Is the beauty of the Monet gone?

Of course not.

Can the beauty of the Monet be experienced?

Not a chance.

And so it goes with the beauty of the joy that you are.

It is alive and well.

It is perfect and peaceful.

It is waiting to be experienced.

Beneath all of the things that you do.

Beneath the layers of…

Doing.

Thinking.

Worrying.