Joy / Comfort
Ever notice how in getting comfort most people lose their joy?
I am not saying you can’t have both comfort and joy. However, the two experiences tend not to play and mix often either.
How in getting to a “comfortable” life, do you have “joy”?
Watching when times are rough, and it’s a struggle… You can feel joy in life itself: as you embrace towards making your life more…
What’s more important for you. Comfort or Joy?
Seemingly more people than not, take comfort in the western culture over joy.
I wonder why. Lets dive into this puzzle for a moment
I have written before comfort is the poor man’s version of immortality. In comfort a person doesn’t change, in comfort time goes away, in this: a person has fleeting immortality since it’s “timeless”.
I think this is the reason reason most people demand comfort. In a fear based culture, where people fear death, it makes sense to strive for comfort at all costs to obtain that fleeting illusion of immortality.
Living to change is hard, living to comfort is not to change is just to take in “pause”.
Joy isn’t pause, it’s in fact accepting change and working towards enlightenment, towards a higher state of being.
That’s why joy and comfort tend not to be had together. In comfort a person pauses in their journey to hold onto what they were and are… While in joy, you actively release into the journey of becoming “more” and fully experiencing your own nature.
Strangely, since most people cannot accept themselves, they can’t have true comfort to experience their own nature. Instead in western culture… most people to be comfortable actively intake “entertainment” to fulfill themselves with fantasy of how other people are…
Now isn’t that strange, and isn’t that the opposite of Joy? If you intake other people’s stories rather than your own… how can you in the end find joy of being oneself, of becoming more into the light?
Hence: without personal acceptance: Joy is a fleeting experience or even fantasy for most people…
I see joy when people play, but play is the active experience of exploring life itself. So that makes sense also. Play and Joy are interconnected.
This is not judging lifestyle, its more understanding why “true joy” is so lacking when I talk to people living such a comfortable life in America.