what is it and how do I get some?

I was on the internet last night so I googled the most often asked question that I get about the area I work in.

The question is - What is JOY?

First I found this - Joy dishwashing liquid is a major brand of dish-cleaning detergent product made by U.S.-based personal and cleaning products manufacturer and marketer Procter & Gamble.

Well that wasn’t the response I wanted so I kept searching and came up with some definitions found on the Web:

• feel happiness
• the emotion of great happiness
• make glad or happy

Esther Hicks & Abraham of Abraham-Hicks describe it as being at the highest end of the vibrational scale alongside unconditional love.

And along those lines I know also that David Hawkins in his amazing book ‘Power vs Force’ places it at 540 on his map of consciousness and gives it the emotion of serenity.

I found that Mother Teresa said that "JOY is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A JOYful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love."

Steve Pavlina says that JOY results from total acceptance of your present moment. When all parts of your being fully embrace where you are right now, you can’t help but feel joyful.

He also goes on to say ‘most likely you haven’t reached that yet’ which I thought was pretty presumptuous of him until I realized that the blog post I was reading was dated way back in 2006. The world is surely a different place these days with all the heart awakenings that are happening and all those who are starting to experience the higher energy levels that are available to them, so I’m sure he would agree that there are many many of us now who are and have experienced what he speaks of.

What I do know is that it is not, as one web description says ‘someone or something that provides a source of happiness.’

JOY and happiness are absolutely not as a result of any one thing or person and are only truly embraced when they are genuinely felt from within oneself.

I also know that it is very hard to define what brings us joy, it is subjective and unique to each individual who is experiencing it.

Just ask any group of people the question, as I did recently, and you will get a huge myriad of responses from

* a baby giggling to
* walking on freshly mowed grass to
* an unexpected 'I love you' from a mate

and on and on, not one being the exact same as the next.

I'm asking you today.

What is JOY to you, how do you define it and do you try to feel that feeling at least once every day. Do you have habits that help you get into a state of pure happiness? I want to hear from you. Tell me about your experiences of joy.

What is JOY to you? How does JOY manifest in your life?

Share what joy means to you and tell us how you find joy in your daily life.

We get many visitors each day seeking information on how to be happier and to find more joy in their lives and your story may be the one that unlocks the key to their own joy. Thank you so very much for sharing.

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