Inspirational Recovery Quotes: Joy

Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.  
Mother Teresa 

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
Henri Nouwen

Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 The certain pathway to all things that you want is through the corridor of joy.
May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.
Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey
Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.
Richard Halloway
Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind, and spirit that was yours at birth and that can be yours again. That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness with the world around you, is still within you.
Deepak Chopra 

Joy is not in things; it is in us.
Richard Wagner
A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.
Alan Cohen
Begin today. Declare out-loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. 
Listen to the clues. The next time you feel real joy, stop and think. Pay attention. Because joy is the universe’s way of knocking on your mind’s door. Hello in there. Is anyone home? Can I leave a message? Yes? Good! The message is that you are happy, and that means that you are in touch with your purpose.  
Steve Chandler
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.
Henry Ward Beecher
My mind to me a kingdom is, such present joys I therein find, that it excels all other bliss.
Sir Edward Dyer
I am wealth. I am abundance. I am joy.
David Cameron Gikandi
The closer you come to your core, the greater is your joy.
Torkom Saraydarin
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Jim Rohn
Increase your joy by doing the good you wish to have done to you.
Daisaku Ikeda
We learn in our guts, not just in our brain, that a life of joy is not in seeking happiness, but in experiencing and simply being the circumstances of our life as they are; not in fulfilling personal wants, but in fulfilling the needs of life…
Charlotte Jojo Beck 

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. 
Greg Anderson
Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
Madeleine L'Engle
Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern.
Henry Miller 

Joy, has no cost.
Marianne Williamson

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. 
Helen Keller

 The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.
Ninon de Lenclos
To attract something that you want, become as joyful as you think that thing would make you.
Martha Beck

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. 
Helen Keller 
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
William Blake 
Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

One joy shatters a hundred griefs.
Chinese Proverb
You will find joy in overcoming obstacles.
Helen Keller
The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It will produce wonders in your life.
Jack Boland 

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!
J.Van Amerongen 

Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?
Henry Miller
Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.
Alan Cohen

The only joy in the world is to begin.
Cesare Pavese
Love, joy and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.
Eckhart Tolle

Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.
Edward Chapin

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
Leo Buscaglia 
Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Marianne Williamson 
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
Joseph Campbell 
The only true measure of success is the amount of joy we are feeling.
All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler
Sprinkle joy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be a dynamo of irrepressible joy!

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci 

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path to joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach 
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
William Wordsworth 
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson 

He who binds to himself a joy does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity's sun rise.
William Blake 
He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower, alike they’re needed to the flower; and joys and tears alike are sent to give the soul its nourishment.
Sarah Flower Adams

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Richard Bach 
From joy springs all creation, by joy it is sustained, towards joy it proceeds, and unto joy it returns.

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Erich Fromm 
When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness…all the good things.
Maya Angelou

 The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment.
Pema Chodron
When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.
Marianne Williamson
To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.
Thomas Dekker
We laugh to survive. Then, with joy we thrive.
Mary Anne Radmacher

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