What was I thinking. Joy?
My ONEWORD 2011.
2011 is at the half way mark. Am I half way full of joy? There certainly have been circumstances that have added bits to my joy tank. But like currency it comes and goes.
Deposit and withdrawal. At times the balance was overflowing; other times the account was almost depleted. Looking back to January's Post, I see that my wise comments indicated with much optimism that my joy was within. Does that ring true today? I'd have to say more yes, than no. Its roots are deep. Thankfully!
There have been storms. They have shaken the trunk, whipped up the branches, truth be told, there has been some reshaping of the outward. Looking inward, the roots are solid; growing deeper, a bit more solid. Joy is percolating; albeit deep, deep within. This time of reflection is useful. A time to pause, to wonder...JOY...hmm. In fact I do believe I'm feeling a shift even as I write.
"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing...I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own,
if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic,
to remember the limitations of being human."
- Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Clearly I'm not there yet, but I continue on the journey. How about you?