Joy

Part One –  Being Happy

To look at JOY, first I will look at “What is Happiness?”

Some descriptions are below.  If you want to know what Happiness is not, you can always go to a page of my “Peace in Practice” website, where I posted a Table showing categories of Feelings, which show happiness feelings (as below)  AND the not so happy feelings   see –   http://www.peaceinpractice.iinet.net.au/feelings.html

Glad                  Calm

Cheerful            Confident

Excited              Comfortable

Pleased              Relaxed

Satisfied

 So, right now if you are feeling the C’s – calm, confident and cheerful, then you are happy!

Even a wise person (can’t remember who) once stated that HAPPY does not necessarily mean feeling-

  • Elated
  • On top of the World
  • Deliriously happy
  • Couldn’t be happier
  • [ add your own term for extreme happiness here ]

 

I got to thinking, no really what is Happiness?  Wouldn’t I know it if I was happy?  What if lurking behind the mild happiness of calmness, confidence and cheerfulness, there’s a tinge or a hue of sadness?   Surely that is not being Happy?

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