Joy is not incidental to the spiritual experience. It is vital. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
For Jews, celebrations like Simchat Torah, prescribe joy making it easy to achieve. But how can we bring joy into our lives on a daily basis?
Joy comes to us when we our actions are true to our higher life purpose.
Joy radiates from the center of our beings when we are calm, open and generous.
Joy is cultivated with awareness and intention.
Joy comes from the simple moments that happen throughout each day.
Resistance to joy pushes it away. Embrace it!
Joy comes with self-love and appreciation.
Accept and release the past roots of problems, conflicts and guilt.
Choose and do things based on the joy they bring.
Hone gifts and talents and share these generously with others.
Develop new habits and skillful means that naturally incline the mind to joy.
Cultivate imagination as the doorway to joy.
Build a new vision aligned with intentional and continual joy.