Friday, April 24, 2009


I was responding to a friend's Facebook Note on joy (asking for a definition) so I thought I'd post it here.

My short definition is:
Joy is sturdy happiness.

I think it points off the map to the Divine. 

Sometimes we have sparks of joy. Perhaps seeing the innocence in our children when we play with them in an unguarded moment, or in a perfect sunset, or some beautiful simple pleasure we love. It is not circumstantial, but exists under and even through the ups and downs of life's curvy road. And no, we don't always sense it, but when we rest in it, my goodness, what a blessing.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Spirit as creativity.

From a great store house creativity can burst forth invigorating our life, charging with life force. It regenerates, revives, and it is a any wonder why? That creative Spirit that gives people life is the Source of Creativity itself. It seems we may glance, or touch the hem of the Divine as we take part in expression of art and creativity. This may be what pulls us to them (in general) in music, fine art, film, theatre, and so forth. Many excellent things generate a new breath for us.

Maybe we can meditate on this for a bit.