joy and its piercings – 3/11/14

Reminded daily of the option to bring joy to the stress of accomplishment and problem solving… by shifting, for example to what Friere calls problem posing. A problem! What an opportunity for research into the powers of peace! Not that we should seek out thorns, but they (sometimes) point a way to blackberries.

 

But not to be too nutty about joy. I’m thinking of joy as an availability to blessing, with blessing being: an intimacy with creation. None of this suggests happiness; joy is more raw – a permeability that can be risky or painful…

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