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It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
 

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Let joy be

Don’t let your joys become needs. Set them free and enjoy them even more.

There are activities, people, foods, drinks and experiences you enjoy. Yet if you get to the point where you must have them, where you need them, their joy disappears.

Life has enough chores and burdens. Don’t corrupt and reshape joy into a burden by needing to have it.

Instead, allow joy. Give, encourage, support and enable joy to find a place in your world.

Let joy be, without strife, desperation, needs or conditions. Let joy be, and let joy pull you toward it.

By very definition, anything you need you do not have. Get away from the need for joy, and get on with the living of it.

— Ralph Marston

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