Quotes on Joy:
A life of joy is not in seeking happiness. But in experiencing and simply being the circumstances of our life as they are.
To find joy in another’s joy
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
The beating heart of the universe is holy joy.
We have God’s joy in our blood.
The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.
It is the mark of a good person to look for the achievement of good. Sheer joy is God’s and this demands companionship.
Finding joy is the hardest of all spiritual tasks. If the only way to make yourself happy is by doing something silly, do it.
Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.
From joy I came,
Deep joy is both the ground of love and the surest source of strength to persevere in the course of compassion — even when trials abound, as they often will.
Joy is an intermezzo of gratitude that interrupts the routine motion of life.
I have merged, like the bird, with the bright air,
Joy has no name. Its very being is lost in the great tide of selfless delight — creation’s response to the infinite loving of God.
To wholeheartedly rejoice in another’s good can deliver us from the chains of competition. While polite congratulations may be socially correct, it is not liberating. It takes a wholehearted delight in another’s accomplishments or good fortune to free us and enlarge our hearts.
This silent ability to impart to others the light of Divine Intelligence, and all its attendant qualities of joy, warmth, insight, and revelation, is captured in a Sufi phrase, “the smiling forehead.” For illumination is always linked with a kind of smile, like the mysterious, lingering smile of the Buddha.
The atom’s soul is nothing but energy. Spirit blazes in the dullest clay. The life of every man — the heart of it — is pure and holy joy.
Joy clarifies everything.
The announcement is the great joy that the Lord is present and living in the world: that the Lord is with us. Dominus vobiscum, the Lord be with you. This is what we are constantly announcing in the liturgy, that the Lord is present in the world.