Joy

Definition: feeling, expressing, or causing a very glad feeling; happiness; grateful pleasure; delight

Synonyms: ecstasy, exultation, rapture, muditā <the joy coming from other people’s well-being>

Quotes:
• To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. — Mark Twain [born Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) Puddin’head Wilson {1893}
• The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality – it connects you to reality. — Paulo Coelho de Souza (1947-) Brazilian lyricist and novelist

Comment: J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986), the great Indian philosopher, advises us to be “joyfully discontent.” In other words, be satisfied – you have made it to where you are – but be dissatisfied just enough to keep on growing.

Symbols: 1) hibiscus flowers 2) the butterfly (Chinese); 3) a ship [plowing through the sea]

Mythological Figure: Euphrosyne, one of the three Graces of Greek mythology—these three sisters had control over pleasure, charm, elegance, and beauty in human life and in nature.
     See also: Comical and Bright

Color: orange