Joy

“Again, those that are truly committed will find that they begin to enjoy this process, and they begin to apply it more and more to other events in their lives. They begin to reawaken the childlike joy of building a castle in the sandbox. For in truth, that is all you are doing here. Consciousness is your sandbox and you are creating castles. You have simply forgotten to enjoy them.” (“The Way of the Heart,” WOM, Chapter 2, Page 22)

We are creating sandcastles. And, like children, we are encouraged to enjoy what we create.

All too often we don’t. We let ourselves lapse into depression, sometimes mild, sometimes more profound. Because we don’t see the part that our focus plays in creating our sandcastles of consciousness, we don’t see that we are the pivotal player. Our play has turned deadly serious. And this is where we make our mistake.

Can we see life as play? Can we really do that? Or are we way too serious-minded to even entertain this novel thought?

Let us put aside our overly serious minds, and let the joy of our heart take over. The joy of our heart will lead us now, lead us to discover all manner of good in this very world that we can enjoy. Sure, we are going to be creating a new world, but the same ole one will suffice in the beginning. Change is gradual, not an all-at-once miracle. We CAN create a prettier sandcastle out of the joy of our heart.
Let’s do so today.

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