“ 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 ”
Source: The Divine Romance
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 present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
Harmony with nature will bring you a happiness known to few city dwellers. In the company of other truth seekers, it will be easier for you to meditate and think of God
If your work is an expression of your joyfulness, whether recognition or no recognition, what does it matter?