Serenity in Life

“Joy,sorrow,tears,lamentation,laughter–to all these music gives voice,but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way,as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.”-Albert Schweitzer

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Joy in Life

“Joy is what we are,not what we must get.Joy is the realization that all we want or need in life has been etched into our souls.Joy helps us see not what we are “going through,” but what we are “growing to”-a greater sense of understanding,accomplishment,and enlightenment.Joy reveals to us the calm at the end of the storm,the peace that surpasses the momentary happiness of pleasure. If we keep our minds centered on joy,joy becomes a state of mind.”-Iyanla Vanzant