Today at my tea time I was watching the people go by and meditating on what is “joy”.
I realized that I had been usually judging “joy” from a “lack” 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 ego’s entire premise – that I am separated from “Life itself”, subject to death, alone and helpless.
BUT, remembering that “I am as God created me”, complete and therefore joy “itself”. True joy was not a euphoric feeling that I had just gained something but rather that God’s Peace was always present within me. That “BEING” “One” with God and Christ and all my brothers – 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 “self” to eliminate suffering and obtain ONENESS or Enlightenment.
Good cup of tea.!!!
God Blesses Christ Blesses I Bless