Inspiration for Your Day

TODAY'S THEME: AN EXPLOSION OF JOY

 

 
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Shockwave from stellar explosion - Hubble Telescope

Joy is an overflowing, an explosion. Something enters a
person's life for which he could never be prepared and
his previously tidy self erupts in song, dance and joy.
Approach the Divine with a calculated mind and there
is no window for joy. Embrace the infinite beyond
mind and let joy surprise you.

From the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (1902-1994)
Rendered by Tzvi Freeman, courtesy of Chabad.org


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Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
and our tongue with singing: then they said
among the nations, "The LORD has done
great things for them."

Psalm 126:2
The Holy Bible
New King James Version


Spiral Galaxy M100 - Hubble Telescope image

There are many kinds of barriers: Those from within and those from
without. Barriers between people. Barriers that prevent you from doing
good things. Barriers of your own mind and your own hesitations. There
are the barriers that exist simply because you are a limited being.
Joy breaks through all barriers


From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
Courtesy of Chabad.org

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Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.


Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta (563-483 BC)
Founder of Buddhism





Petals

Even when you tear its petals off one after another,
the rose keeps laughing and doesn't bend in pain.
"Why should I be afflicted because of a thorn?
It is the thorn which taught me how to laugh."
Whatever you lost through fate,
be certain that it saved you from pain.
A Sheikh was asked: "What is Sufism?"
He said: "To feel joy in the heart when sorrow appears."

Rumi (1207-1273)
Persian poet and theologian



From "Breathing Truth"
Poems translated by Muriel Maufro


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One joy shatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

 


And now the Last Word:


There are those who give with joy,
and that joy is their reward.


Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Lebanese poet, artist and writer



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Quote:
I get most joy in life out of music.
Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

 
 

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