Monday, February 21, 2011
"At the beginning joy is just a feeling that our own situation is workable. We stop looking for a more suitable place to be."
In the midst of my existential crisis last week, I was blessed with this quote from my favorite American Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron.
I love this definition of Joy, because it is a definition that I find possible.
So often I feel like Joy is impossible because I define it as some sort of extended or permanent state of extreme ecstasy. But if Joy is just the feeling that my situation is workable, Well! I can aspire to that.
Maybe I can even achieve it once in awhile.