Joy arises from a stillness of sorts, deep within the center of our being. We can locate this center by moving our awareness to the space of the heart, which connects us to our livingness. Stillness resides there as well—a stillness made possible by immovable truth and wisdom, the culmination of a life lived, and the revelation of our inherent beauty and goodness. The heart is a wellspring for all of these revelations and possibilities.
From the depth of stillness, we can sense the movement that connects us to the livingness of all things. Joy arises as we become aware of this connection—its movement, and simultaneously, its stillness. There is a timeless quality to joy. This is why it is transcendental.
When we connect to the livingness of a laughing baby, the expression of that connection is joy. When we connect to the livingness of a sunflower, the expression of that connection is joy. When we connect to the livingness of the open sky, a playful puppy, or a welcoming smile, we experience joy; it is expansive and captivating.
Today’s meditation tips the hat to Louise Hay and her beloved affirmation, “Deep at the center of my being, there is an infinite well of love.” And so it is.
Simply settle into your inner-wisdom; stillness will reveal the subtle movement, the perfect joy.