secrets of joy

When we live out our joy then we leave our joy lying around for others to find.

Life provides us with opportunities of making things that give us joy – thoughts, relationships, artefacts – that we can hide for others to find – because we don’t always have opportunity to give directly.

Maria Popova speaks of what I think of as conversations with purpose in this way: ‘the possibility of planting into another mind a seed sprouted in ours and watching it blossom into a breathtaking flower of mutual understanding’.*

Of course, there’s always risk involved.  The beautiful thought – or relationship of artefact –  can be misunderstood or not valued.  Sometimes, though, in the relationship that forms between two or more people, a possibility can grow even more, and, because of this, it is worth it.

(*From Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Telling is Listening.)


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