if you are going to make people around you joyful and relieved only when you die, that's not a good way to live.
When you feel someone else's pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.
Victory is the child of struggle... joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of sacrifice.
It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally.
It's not the shape of the nose or chin, or the color of your skin that makes you beautiful. A joyful face is always a beautiful face
Education, above all, is to know the joy of wondering about life, not having ready-made answers for everything, ready-made answers are religion
In mediocrity, there is comfort, but no joy. In going beyond your limits, there is joy, but maybe no comfort. You have to choose.
Happiness + Joy quotes ⇑Happiness Quotes
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
How you are, should never be determined by how somebody else is. Once you allow that, you will remain a slave to somebody all your life because they will decide whether you'll be happy or unhappy.
There are only two important things: 1. How Joyful are you? 2. How much joy do you give to people around you?
You are feeling well when you are really happy, even if you are diagnosed as medically ill. Fundamentally well being means a certain level of joyfulness, certain exuberance of life
If your work is an expression of your joyfulness, whether recognition or no recognition, what does it matter?
Human folly is that people are always trying to extract joy from the outside.
You don't have to please anybody in this world, if you are truly joyful everybody is pleased by you
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
If you have become a joy by yourself and you are forming relationships because you want to express your happiness, nobody is going to complain about you because you are in the process of expressing your joy not seeking joy from the other person.
The quality of your life does not depend on your clothes, car, or home, but on how peaceful and joyful you are
If you really want to have absolutely fantastic relationships.. you need to establish yourself as a joyful human being
Relationships are not about extracting happiness but about giving joy to the other. Short journeys can be made alone, long journeys need reliable and resilient Relationships.
Right now, you believe that something or someone else is the source of your joy, so you are always at their mercy. If you realize and experientially know that you are the source of your joy, wouldn't you be joyous all the time?
The happiness that comes by fits and starts is only tantalizing; pleasures that become monotonous are tiresome; joy that comes momentarily and then flits away, sinking you in a state of deepening indifference, by contrast, is torturing.
right in this moment, I can´t even remember what unhappy feels like.
Life + Joy quotes ⇑Life Quotes
If tears of love, joy, and ecstasy have not washed your cheeks, you are yet to taste life.
The most beautiful moments in life are moments when one is expressing one's joy, not when one is seeking it. The first and most fundamental responsibility for a human being is to become a joyous being
If you shift from unwillingness to willingness, from inertia to effervescence, your life will be joyful and effortless.
In the spiritual life, one becomes just like a little child, without resentment, without attachment, full of life and joy.
Whether misery happens within you or joy happens within you, it only comes from within you, if joy is coming from within you, why can't you have it coming all the time?
This moment, how joyful you are within yourself determines the quality of your life
Celebration should not be limited to a particular occasion. Your whole life, your very existence should become a celebration
If you choose, you can be joyful every moment of your life. It's time you made your choice.
The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.
Life is neither suffering nor is it joy - you can make it whatever you want.
You either insulate yourself from other people's pain or you insulate yourself from the very joy of life. Both could be alive in you at the same time... if you looked at life just the way it is, not distorting it according to your emotions, your identifications
If you find true joy in this life, you will have it now and in the afterlife too. Which do you want: God's eternal bliss, which may be yours by denying yourself a few pleasures now? Or worldly happiness now, which will not last?
Even if life gave you at one time everything you wanted — wealth, power, friends — after a while you would again become dissatisfied and need something more. But there is one thing that can never become stale to you — joy itself
Short + Joy quotes ⇑Short Quotes
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.
Whatever physical activity you do - if you do it with involvement and joy, you are a karma yogi
If joy is not the ambiance of your life, even life's most pleasurable activities become burdensome
Pleasure is just a shadow of joy. When there is no joy in you, you become a pleasure seeker
Good artists perform; great artists play.
Only when you are truly joyful, can you genuinely reach out to other people
God + Joy quotes ⇑God Quotes
The pleasures of the senses do not last; but the joy of God is everlasting. It is incomparable
If the whole world were given to you, you would grow tired of it. No power or miracles can compare with the joy that is God. That perennial happiness is what everyone is seeking. God is ever new joy unto eternity. If you have that joy, it will never grow stale
Your joy will stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking earthly pleasures. You will enjoy everything with the Joy that is God.
God is Consciousness; God is absolute Existence; God is ever new Joy.
He who finds joy within himself discovers that his body is charged with electric current, life energy, not from food but from God.
The first proof of God's presence is ineffable peace. This evolves into joy humanly inconceivable. Once you have touched the Source of truth and life, all nature will respond to you. Finding God within, you will find Him without
Many people may doubt that finding God is the purpose of life, but everyone can accept the idea that the purpose of life is to find happiness. I say that God is Happiness. He is Bliss. He is Love. He is Joy that will never go away from your soul
When the joy of God, felt in meditation with the stillness of breath, remains continuously in the soul, then the physical temptation vanishes forever
When external objects of sense pleasure are destroyed, the happiness they give is destroyed with them. But the ever-new joy of God inherent in the soul is indestructible.
Seek the unconditioned, indestructible pure Bliss within yourself, and you will have found the ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new Joy — God.
Lasting, ever new joy is God. Finding this Joy within, you will find it in everything without. In God you will tap the Reservoir of perennial, unending bliss.
The joy of God is boundless, unceasing, all the time new. Body, mind, nothing can disturb you when you are in that consciousness — such is the grace and glory of the Lord
Beauty + Joy quotes ⇑Beauty Quotes
You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
If you are in a certain state of joy and you look at anything, everything looks absolutely beautiful. When you're unhappy, only certain things are beautiful, certain things are ugly
a human being will know the beauty, pleasure and the joy of action only when he has no need for activity
If you can look at everything lovingly, the whole world explodes into a beautiful phenomenon for you
Whatever the shape of eyes or nose - a joyful face is always a beautiful face. Become Joy - become Beautiful.
If you see both "pain" and "beauty" of Life, then there would be enormous compassion in you, and yet no pain in you. There would be joy in you even though there is so much misery.
Anything that you are doing in your life, if you are doing it willingly, it's a beautiful thing; if it's happening to you unwillingly, it's a horrible thing.
Love + Joy quotes ⇑Love Quotes
Love is not a joy; it is a deep, wonderful pain. Everything within you should tear. Only then will you know what love is.
If you are a source of joy by yourself & do not try to extract joy from another person, you will have wonderful relationships with anybody
If you are trying to extract joy, love & pleasantness out of somebody, this is going to be disastrous for both people
In nature, everything is living and giving itself to the maximum extent. Only human beings are trying to save - their joy, their love, their everything
Joy, peace, and love aren't spiritual goals. They are the starting point for living sensibly.
The satisfaction of love is not in the feeling itself, but in the joy that feeling brings.
I am here to tell you that the very joy you are seeking in sex, money, wine, love, fame—that joy is within yourself. You don't have to go elsewhere
By continuously giving love to those who are unkind, peace to those who are harassed by worries, sweetness to those who are bitter, joy to those who are laden with miseries; and by constantly setting a better example for those who follow the path of error, you destroy moods by keeping the mind creatively busy
Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.
You don't have to be super smart for your child to grow up well. You just have to be joyful, loving, and straight with them.
All joy Quotes ⇑
There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.
If you want to live sensibly and joyfully, it is important to remember, marriage is a human arrangement, not a celestial one
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys and dividing our grief
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world
If you do something for your child it's a joy. If you do something for the child on the street, it's your duty that you're fulfilling. When your heart is barren, when your heart is bereft of love, then only you can perform duty.
If you live joyfully until the last moment, you don't have to worry about death - that will also be a joyful process.
Contentment is a poor substitute for joy. It means you have given up on the possibility of living joyfully
Joys come and go like a pleasant breeze. It's the miseries that stick in you like thorns - until you realize that it's all your doing.
Spirituality is not about peace, joy, or going to heaven - it is about exploring your self totally
You just gather things which don't mean anything to you. You look smart in a tea party but you're not smart with life, okay. If you're really smart with life you must be joyful and blissful.
Joy is not a goal by itself. Joy is a condition that opens you up for life. It opens you up to perceive and know life
If you are joyful and you have created joy for people around you, then you do not have to go to heaven because you are already there
Why we are continuously talking about joy, blissfulness, love, is not because it's a goal by itself, these are not goals by itself -only when you are pleasant by your own nature, you stop being in pursuit of happiness. You are fine by yourself, you don't have to go anywhere to feel pleasant. You don't have to do anything to feel pleasant
what you call as peace is a certain kind of chemistry. What you call as joy is another kind of chemistry. Misery, Agony, Ecstasy.. certain kind of chemistry. So, there is a chemical basis to every experience that you go through but if you try to cause it from outside then it causes various problems in the system and it is not sustainable
If you organize your thoughts and emotions around the fact that you are mortal, you will naturally live joyfully and at full potential
If our joy is about being better than someone else, it is not success; it is sickness. To reap the benefits of someone else's failure is a tragic way to live.
Joy is not to be sought outside - it is intrinsic. If you do not mess up your mind, you will naturally be joyful.
Success is not in a particular conclusion achieved but in the joyful and ceaseless striving for what you truly care for
If you create a chemistry of blissfulness within you, the activity you need to perform in the world will not leave a scratch upon you
If you perform any activity with absolute willingness, that activity is beautiful and creates joy for you
Once your way of being is not determined by anything outside of you, then there is no such thing as loneliness - but you will enjoy your aloneness.
Is there anybody in the world who would have any problem with you if you are going there to share your joy with them?
We need to focus on creating joyful human beings. Joyfulness is the greatest insurance against all evil.
If you allow the source of creation within you to find expression, joyful is the only way you can be
When everybody's striving to live joyfully, if you are walking on the street infecting people with misery with a miserable face it must be on the penal code, You are working against humanity. If you walk on the street with a miserable face you are actually sabotaging the fundamental aspiration of human beings
The yogis who have conquered the mind rise above the dualities of cold and heat, joy and sorrow, honor and dishonor. Such yogis remain tranquil and ever fully established in the Supreme Self
I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.
The real wealth of life is- How joyful you are, how wonderful is your experience of life? Joy is not a goal by itself, but it's a necessary ambiance for life, if you don't set this one ambiance, whatever you have is just going waste
Live without being attached. Wherever you are, carry within your bosom a portable heaven of joy. Remember that you are here in this world to be entertained.
Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.
Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.
Joy that rhythmically changes all the time and yet in itself remains unchangeable, like an actor who entertains with different roles and poses, is what all of us are seeking. Such joy can be found only through regular, deep meditation
We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.
You do not want a transitory joy that leaves sorrow in its trail when it vanishes. You crave joy that is not merely tantalizing, disappearing like the sudden flicker of gossamer wings beneath a flash of lightning. You should look for the joy that will shine forever steadily, like the ever luminous radium
A childhood without books - that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Reading was a joy, a desperately needed escape -- I didn't read to learn, I was reading to read.
Meditate more and more deeply, until calmness and joy become second nature to you.
Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.
All the divine emotions—love, compassion, courage, self-sacrifice, humility— would be meaningless without joy. Joy means exhilaration, an expression of the ultimate Bliss
There is no human being on the planet who has never been joyful. Every human being has been joyful at some point, that means he's capable of joy. It is just that he's unable to stay there, so he needs a technology as to how to maintain the atmosphere within himself. It's possible
Your fears, angers are the products of a mind that is not taken charge of. Your mind is capable of producing joy, your mind is capable of producing fear, anxiety, turmoil, tranquility, agony, ecstasy. It is producing things that you do not want, simply because you do not know how to handle it
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
The joy of meditation is overwhelming. Those who have not gone into the silence of true meditation do not know what real joy is.
When you sit in the silence of deep meditation, joy bubbles up from within, roused by no outer stimulus
Peace and joy happens neither in the quietness of the forest nor in the accomplishments of the marketplace, but only from within
Joy, by its very nature - being the blissful consciousness of Spirit in man's soul - lives closest to the mind, and is born in it when the mind is inwardly tuned
Tomorrow, If you wake up in the morning, is it not a fantastic thing? A million people will not wake up, but you wake up, is it not a great thing? The problem is just this that you are living with an idea that you are immortal
The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then, you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego
Life is a fabulous phenomenon if you know how to ride it. Sadhana empowers you to ride the surf of life
In deep, conscious involvement with everything around you, there is no entanglement; there is just joy.
Hope is for the sad. They are hoping that tomorrow, they will be joyful. The joyful are joyful right now.
If you want to explore the deepest dimensions of life playfully, you need a heart full of love, a joyful mind, and a vibrant body
If you eliminate the need to get something out of Human relationships, if you naturally overflow with joy, you can have fabulous relationships with all sorts of people
I always found people coming out of restaurants have more joy on their faces than those coming out of a temple or church. What a shame that a dosa can do something more than the divine
Joy is the natural choice. You don't need any teaching or advice or scriptures to make this choice
If you want to know the joy of activity, the first and foremost thing is to know how to give yourself to activity with total abandon
words are like nets - we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that much joy, or grief, or wonder.
When relationships are need-based, if what you need does not fulfill, you will start complaining and feeling bitter. If you eliminate this need within and you are a natural overflow of joy, you can have fabulous relationship with every kind of people
When you are all-inclusive, your experience of your existence becomes beautiful, and that is why you are joyful.
You should feast regularly on the society of joyful minds. Every day you should associate, if only for a little while, with joy-instilled persons--those who meditate and feel the joy of God as a reality
To be ecstatic is not difficult. It is thinking that it is difficult that holds you apart from it. Never think of divine joy as distant from you, and it will be with you always.
God is everlasting, ever-new Joy, and when you have found Him, you need no longer pursue the eternally elusive will-o'-the-wisp "something else" that has always eluded you in all fulfilled desires
The aftereffects of Kriya bring with them the utmost peace and bliss. The joy that comes with Kriya is greater than the joys of all pleasurable physical sensations put together.
Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.