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Joy



While happiness tends to be a momentary feeling of pleasant internal satisfaction or peace—or even a lack of any negative or unpleasant feeling—joy tends to refer to a deeper loving energy that spills outward. Joy finds delight in the world as it is and empowers us to share that delight and acceptance with those around us. Joy can be cultivated through genuine connection with others and the Divine and through compassion and lovingkindness practices that train our attention and energy outward.

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Dr. Brené Brown on Joy: It’s Terrifying | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Joy is an emotion so many people seek, but, Dr. Brene Brown says, it's by far the most terrifying feeling we face. Find out why we're so afraid our joy will be taken away. Plus, discover why Dr. Brown says we can't find joy without gratitude.

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Return to Joy

Return to Joy is a compelling and potent invitation to the reader to consider that joy is the ultimate nature of reality and that its absence lies at the root of the current, unprecedented global crisis.

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Choose Enjoyment Over Pleasure

Pleasure can be a boon or a burden, depending on our relationship to it. It can leaven laborious days, or lead us to waste them. The pleasures of a mild stimulant such as caffeine can be harmless or even beneficial, but the pleasures of amphetamines can be deadly.

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FindCenterThere is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.

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Miracle Jones: The Radical, Revolutionary Resilience of Black Joy | TED

In the face of trauma, happiness is resilience: a revolutionary act of thriving despite all odds, rather than wilting or surrendering.

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The Book of Awesome

Sometimes it's easy to forget the things that make us smile.

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Gretchen Rubin's Surprising, Simple Ways to Fill Your Day with Joy | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN

The one thing best-selling author Gretchen Rubin recommends people do in the morning. Oprah says it could "literally change your vibration".

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FindCenterChildren have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.

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Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness

Awakening Joy is more than just another book about happiness. More than simply offering suggested strategies to change our behavior, it uses time-tested practices to train the mind to learn new ways of thinking.

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Stories from the Road #12: Krista Tippett, ‘On Being’ Radio Show

On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener.

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