Are you happy?
It’s such a simple question, yet one we often forget. Happiness has always been a weird thing for me; at times it has seemed fake, at times the public eye has made it more of a scam than something real and at times I just never resonated with it. Joy resonated with me more because it seemed deeper, it seemed more real.
I do think there’s a difference between joy and happiness. To me, joy is a feeling within, a knowing and an intrinsic/intuitive vibration or emotion. Happiness is an outer glow, a simple smile and something external bringing positivity internally. One is not better than the other, they are both equally powerful; this is just my ever-changing perception as of now.
Through reading and hearing the Universe’s signs, I think happiness is more real than I ever let on. Who knows, that might change, but for now it’s how I feel.
What I’ve noticed as of late, is happiness can be felt even when we are still sad. Like an ocean whose abyss is dark and deep, but the shallow waters above are glowingly beautiful. Not to say happiness is shallow, I think it’s more of a layered feeling than we might realize.
Joy, to me, is a full body/soul illumination. It’s a smile from the heart and soul, not just the lips. But, happiness and joy work together; to feel joy you have to know the feelings of happiness, and to feel happiness you have to know the foundations of joy.
Joy, happiness…they’re both labels, but such deep labels ripe with wonder, imagination and emotion. I’m excited to see where my perception dances with these two labels. I’ve definitely changed a lot these past few weeks and I see that continuing. Whether you believe in joy or happiness, I know you know that feeling within. That feeling where all seems so perfect, like the stars have aligned specially for you. Like your heart beats just a little louder because the glow of your soul is bright like the sun. It’s that feeling we all run to, because it’s electric, it’s the purest part of our beings.
Wishing you infinite happiness and joy! And I cheer you on through this journey of learning and always-changing perceptions!!!! Be fearless and free -Ace