Happiness has a liveliness to it; it creates momentum. When we’re really happy, we want to yodel down the mountain! As we spiral up the emotional scale, we get closer to feelings that become tinctured with aspects of the mind… appreciation, empathy, compassion, wonder, and joy. In particular, joy engages the observer mind… the ability to merge the entirety of one’s being with the perception of the perfection of the moment. Joy is expansive and immersive, not unlike the mind.
Meditation leads us toward our innermost self. From there our happinesses arise. They lift us up and with this momentum, with this altitude and perspective, joy is generated.
Downloadable Podcast: Living Awareness – Day 2