Have you experienced moments when everything feels right? The pieces of life’s puzzle fit? You feel safe. Content. At peace.
“What’s this feeling?” We might ask ourselves. “I’m used to worrying about something or someone, being angry at this or that, or striving to get here or there. But right now, I feel calm, whole, filled with love and compassion for myself and others.”
That feeling is joy. Life is good and so are you.
There are no mountains to climb; no ditches to dig. You’re happy. All your inner work—your willingness to grow and let go—has paid off, and the fruit of your labor is pure and simple joy.
Stop and notice joy. Name it. Inhale it. Savor it.
Learn how it feels in your body. Then open your heart wide with gratitude to the Creator. And smile. The joy of the Lord is yours.
—brian j plachta