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Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.
-- Rumi
 

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Let joy flow

Joy does not come about as the result of agreeable circumstances. Joy is, rather, a powerful and reliable cause of agreeable circumstances. There’s no need to wait for things to be just right before you begin to enjoy them. Instead, enjoy what is, and that joy will begin to transform what is into what you would like it to be.

Have you ever wondered why some people always seem to enjoy the best that life has to offer? It’s not really because more good things come their way, but rather because they find and enjoy the good in whatever does come their way.

Imagine how very much more effective your work would be if it was done with sincere joy in your heart. Consider how much more richly you could relate with others if you consistently did so from a perspective of joy.

Rather than looking for something to be joyful about, look for things, for people, for situations to be joyful upon. Let joy freely flow from you and you’ll find that there’s always plenty of joy around you.

— Ralph Marston

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