how can I experience joyThere is something seriously missing in our information-age.  We have information about everything under the sun, but scant information about natural joy, the same wonderment and delight that children experience.  It just seems incongruent, that in this affluent society of ours people have to drink and take drugs to escape their inhibitions in hopes of experiencing the natural joy of life.  What comes to mind is this Unity quote: “Joy is the proof of the awareness of the presence of God.”

Thus, we are called to increase our awareness of the presence of God in order to experience natural joy.  It’s an ancient truth long ignored by our ultra hip, ultra inhibited modern society.  Jesus expressed it in many ways, “It is in giving that we receive.”  Anyone can prove this to himself/herself.  Give of yourself, your time, your talent, your caring to some worthwhile cause.  Joy will come upon you. 

~Jack Groverland