A Deeper Joy

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There is no enlightenment switch.
We weren’t meant to be happy all of the time.
There is nothing wrong with you–
you are not broken,
you don’t need to be fixed.
Just let your heart open
to the suffering of others.
What is this life about anyway,
if we can’t reach out and help one another?
What is our purpose really,
if all we do is pursue ephemeral pleasures?
There is a deeper joy,
a kind of sunlight that radiates
from our hearts.
Our first job is to find it.
Our second is to let it shine into the world
and illuminate the hearts of others.

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