Levels of Joy

I’m grateful to those participating in the current Online Wisdom Series I’m cohosting with Quanita Roberson — Wisdom of Joy. I’m grateful to those so willing to journey, experiment, and practice.

We are two weeks deep. One week with focus on Joy as Commitment. Another week with focus on Joy as Activation.

From that, arises this clarity below for me about Joy’s sweet invitation and availability.

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I am
learning
that joy
has many levels.

There is
the joy that is
external and ready,
right in front of us.

It’s puppies,
sunshine,
the leaves turning colors,
and birthday cake.

This joy
pivots the moment
to
delight.

And then
there is the joy underneath that
that is
belonging.

Mmm, yes,
joy
through
inherent affiliation.

It’s families,
friends,
neighbors,
and united misfits.

This joy
syncs us
to
shared humanness.

And then
there is joy
that is belonging
with life itself.

This one
carries us
deep to
being.

It’s existing.
It’s breath.
It’s feeling.
It’s this moment, now.

This joy
makes
time stand still
wondrously.

4 Replies to “Levels of Joy”

  1. hmm, yes. Delight, belonging, shared humanness, deep being, and wonder.

    I woke this morning thinking of magic.

    Somehow, it fits.

  2. May I share this poem with our Whidbey Island 2017 Circle Way Alum Group? It fit in so well with the conversations we shared in our circle Fall reunion last evening. Delicious!

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