We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
The child must know that he is a miracle – a miracle! Since the beginning of the world there has not been and until the end of the world there will not be another child like him. He is unique from the beginning until the end of the world. Now that child acquires a responsibility: “Yes, it is true, I am a miracle. I am a miracle like a tree is a miracle, like a flower is a miracle. Now, if I am a miracle, can I do a bad thing? I cannot, because I am a miracle, I am a miracle.”
Pablo Casals, legendary cellist
in an interview with The Jewels of Happiness author Sri Chinmoy1