Posts tagged "joy"
Searching for Benevolence

Searching for Benevolence

I often find myself wondering about the deep nature of reality, and ultimately searching for benevolence, I could even say longing for it.  Musing further on the question of good and evil, I sometimes ask myself how and where is goodness, benevolence to be found? Hmmm, what do actually I mean by that?  Well, many spiritual...
Stubborn in Our Gladness

Stubborn in Our Gladness

The world we live in, Life itself, is full of suffering — and of joy.  ‘Twas ever thus.  There has never been, and likely never will be, a time without egregious events.  How can we hold this? What’s certain is that if we focus only on the amount, variety, and horrendous ways suffering is inflicted and endured,...
Loving the Mystery

Loving the Mystery

It’s mid February, and Love comes to mind, and heart!  Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂  And if you’re not big on that commercialized holiday, then I’d invite you to reflect on how Love features in your life — now, and at times past.  What would you wish for the future? In recent weeks I have had...
What about Joy?

What about Joy?

Joy is quite a topic…Is it an emotion, a main goal of a happy life?  Is it the opposite of despair? Do you (does one) yearn for it, go after it – give up on it, even care at all? At my dance class yesterday,  Joy was our focus.   Not the kind of perky, turn your lips up and...
Surprised and Touched

Surprised and Touched

It was an ordinary grey morning, typical December in Vancouver.  I was at the breakfast table, looking out the window at the red beech, now bare of all leaves.  And suddenly, softly, unexpectedly, I teared up.  I was surprised and touched by the sweet preciousness of being alive — the wonder of it, the mystery, the...