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.

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).


Michelle W.
Michelle W4 years ago

I am in need of joy.

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga4 years ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago

thank you

Abbe A.
Azaima A5 years ago


Marianne B.
Marianne B5 years ago

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

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

J.L. A.
JL A5 years ago

good reminder