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Joy Is Your Compass

Joy Is Your Compass

Here are wise words about our divine purpose and the importance of doing what we love, with joy. We hope they will inspire you.

The Great Mystery has given us an inner guidance system to help us find our divine purpose. It is the part of us that feels joy. As you take your first steps in seeking your divine purpose, I encourage you to get out of your daily grind, take a little time in solitude, and really re-imagine yourself and your life. You must turn within and try to listen for that which you long to do, to the yearnings of your soul. You must trust the process: that you may not be able to see the end result right from the start, but that if you begin in faith and do what you love to do–whether it is planting flowers, or painting, or building bridges, whatever it might be–that you are embarking on the discovery of your divine purpose.

What you do doesn’t have to be huge or lofty or self-sacrificing. It just needs to bring you joy.

Joy is a magnet. It draws more joy to it. And when you are feeling joy, you will naturally bring joy to other people, no matter what it is you’re doing.

Joy can come in many different forms. Perhaps you decide that because of an experience you have had, your divine purpose might be to help others who are going through the same thing. In this case, the joy might be a quiet and abiding sense of satisfaction. Just because you’re not having the kind of fun you’d have at a birthday party doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do a thing if you are drawn to it.

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Adapted from The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, by Edwene Gaines (Rodale Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Edwene Gaines. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
Adapted from The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, by Edwene Gaines (Rodale Press, 2005).

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2:40PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

I am in need of joy.

9:07PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013


3:04AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Thank you :)

1:21AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

Thank you :)

7:57AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

thank you

5:52AM PDT on Jul 19, 2012


9:16PM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

There are so many things in life to bring us joy. It's up to us to be aware of them. Thanks

1:16PM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:54PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:40PM PDT on May 3, 2012

good reminder

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