“As you go along this path, painting your being with the delights of God’s love, you will begin to enjoy life much more, whatever your life is like and wherever you are.” COL bk.2, 15:III
This quotation is very true. When we hunger for greater enjoyment, thinking of the things in our life that give us joy, we really do see an increase in our joy, more things to be happy about.
This experience is independent of actual circumstances. Many people in the world in impoverished circumstances are actually happier than we, in our materialistic culture, are. And this holds true even though we are living now in the midst of a scary pandemic. We have the wherewithal to rise above our difficulties, with God’s help, and when we do so in tough times, we will be the better for it when times smooth out again.
When we “paint” our being with the delights of God’s love, we are walking the pathway that will lead us to Christ-consciousness. God would have us find pleasure in everyday occurrences. And this change in our outlook is eminently possible.
It is just a prayer away.