Joy is not simply our personal, egoistic happiness. Nor is it making others happy at the expense of your own happiness. You and others delighting together, you and others becoming happy together – this is the wondrous thing for joy is indeed both a singular and yet communal mindset. It means that we have not only come together unto ourself but also unto our communities and lives where all have wisdom and compassion shaping our minds, our hearts and our tribes.
Happiness lies not in the outcomes or achievements of our efforts, but in the spirit that we bound together to grow, share and bask in the light of our communal efforts for understanding and compassion.
Peace and Love, Jim