The obvious question: what is "Joy"? And where can it be discovered? Because we assume that if one is seeking something in their existence, then one is without. The struggle comes in its illusiveness, then the processes of socialization must be observed.
- We are born naked, free and made of joy.
- Then we are taught in schools this and that and become responsible individuals; socialized.
- We attach ourselves, as we mature and associate, with ideas, images, goals, desires, faith, fear, love etc.
- Yet during this process, these conditions, which are gathered and accumulated as mind, become you/the persona.
It is only proper that to discover what 'is', factual or rational, one must see and discover what it is not.
- Joy is not a definition, not in a school and not a responsibility.
- It does not mature nor associate with image, ideas, goals, desires, faith, fear etc.
- It is not a process to be learned, memorized and then taught to another.
- It is not an accumulation within ourselves/persona, vanity or of mind.
- Be aware, it is not of the mind, a thought, the past or future.
- It is nothing definable rather a space between past and future, when you laugh, have sex, meditate and are mindful (when we are without thought). It is everything that the mind of thought is not, the absence of movement. That is Joy. Don't believe me - that's absurd. Observe it.
There is a rational why babies are called 'Bundles of Joy'.