Joy in the Intangibles


The cause of true joy is not found in anything visible or tangible; nothing causes it, it's simply the sensation of existing as a soul and spirit. So, instead of waiting to possess something or someone before you can experience joy, do the opposite: rejoice simply in the existence of people and things for, in this joy they give you, you have the feeling they belong to you. The only things that truly belong to you are those that give you joy. Your possessions, on the other hand, do not necessarily give you much joy.

Everything that brings you joy you possess, and much more than if you owned it. There is so much joy to be felt before the beauty of nature, a sunrise, or a starry sky! And yet they are not physically yours. So, the most important thing is not your ownership of anything but your capacity to experience joy.
--Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Share the Joy



When the spiritual life brings you moments of peace, joy and wonder, you must not keep them for yourself. Devote at least a few minutes to sharing something of these privileged states by means of your thoughts. Think of all the beings in the world who are in anguish and despair. Focus your thoughts on them and say: 'Dear brothers and sisters throughout the world, what I possess is so beautiful, so luminous, that I want to share it with you. Receive some of this beauty; take some of this light!' 

Since you know that your state of mind generates waves that spread out into the world, do not keep your happiness for yourself; share it with others. Not only will you be doing them good, you will also amplify these states in yourself. Yes, this is a magical phenomenon. The best way to hold on to your joy is to share it. 
-- Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

I came into the Scarritt Bennett garden at just the perfect time. The sun was sinking behind the trees and the light turned the iris into a living lamp. I'm sharing the joy of this iris with you....