Today at my tea time I was watching the people go by and meditating on what is â€œjoyâ€.
I realized that I had been usually judging â€œjoyâ€ from a â€œlackâ€ perspective. I was defining being joyful as obtaining something that I had lacked and now it was mine. So both joy and pain demonstrated that I was lacking, incomplete or not whole. And what is that except the egoâ€™s entire premise â€“ that I am separated from â€œLife itselfâ€, subject to death, alone and helpless.
BUT, remembering that â€œI am as God created meâ€, complete and therefore joy â€œitselfâ€. True joy was not a euphoric feeling that I had just gained something but rather that Godâ€™s Peace was always present within me. That â€œBEINGâ€ â€œOneâ€ with God and Christ and all my brothers â€“ I had everything , lacking nothing. That this world of opposites was just a state of mind, a nightmare or dream. That to see this world free was My Freedom too. Or as Buddha also put it, release all attachments (judgements) , ultimately to â€œselfâ€ to eliminate suffering and obtain ONENESS or Enlightenment.
Good cup of tea.!!!
God Blesses Christ Blesses I Bless