What is this Joy?
Joy, how do you live in my body?
I feel my breath open and deep.
A tingling in my heart.
What is this expansiveness?
What is this sense of stillness, this all-pervasive calm?
This so easily letting go into this moment?
Why am I so blessed to come into your sweetness,
to stumble upon it so unexpectedly? How can I fully embrace you joy? How can I fully own that you are here, with me? Can I shamelessly acknowledge your presence in my life? Is that so hard? How could that ever be a bad thing? In this life filled with struggle and torment and toil, could there be a window open to a new world?
Outside, the crows call, the world wakes. The sun peeks over the tree tops. Here comes the day, roaring and ready to go.
I wonder, how could this day be a new round of learning, of leaning into joy?
Joy, will you join me?
How could that be so?
When I feel joy, the cells of my body give up the fight.
The atoms acknowledge connection.
I breathe into that possibility of joy.
I make space, for I notice that’s where joy is.
Joy plays in spaciousness,
The space between the lines,
between the agendas, between the to do lists.
Oh, and here.
With a full breath, I welcome you in.
I relax into the possibility that you might want to stay.
I allow space between my moments.
I place them on the altar of your playfulness.
In gratitude, and in joy, yes joy,
I welcome in this brand new day.