How To Find Joy In Your Everyday Life

Brown Joy Candle Holder
Photo by David Orsborne

“We all need joy, and we can all receive joy in only one way, by adding to the joy of others.”- Eknath Easwaran, Indian author

Stop waiting for joy to come to you. You are going to wait forever. Stop trying to get it by force. It won’t happen. Stop searching. Searching brings no joy to your life. The only way to receive joy is to give joy to other people. They need it. They need it more than you do. You can get whatever you are looking for if you can help other people get what they are looking for. Give out what you are looking for. Don’t search for joy, give joy to other people. Because you have enough joy within you. Just allow your joy to live, to expand, to exist. Everything you are looking for is already within you. You have it within you. Just allow yourself to live your life. Just allow yourself to give joy to other people. Joy is not what you search for; it is what you give. Just live your life. When you focus on what you already have, joy will come to you. When you celebrate your life, joy will come to you. When you know who you are, joy will come to you. When you know you already have enough joy in your heart, joy will come to you. Remember, you won’t receive what you are not willing to give to other people. So if you want to receive joy from other people, you must first give joy to others.