Re-Claiming Joy

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Re-Claiming JoyWhen my husband and I first found each other, we experienced a joy unlike any we had ever known before. Many was the time we just stood in awe looking at each other, wondering how the miracle had ever happened. What we didn’t know then, and what took me many years to learn after he had passed on, was that joy is our true nature. If that is so, then how do we re-claim what is inherently within us?

Seeking joy when in the throes of grief would be like reaching for the moon. At least it was for me. How could I ever know joy again when I wasn’t even comfortable with being happy? To be happy, to laugh, to smile all seemed like a denial of the importance of my loss. Re-claiming joy is definitely an inward journey, one that requires a willingness to let go of our pain, and yes, even the narrow confines of our thinking.

We are so much more than we know. To move beyond the boundaries of our vision, to scale the heights within us, requires a dedication and a passion to explore the unknown territory of our soul, for it is there – on the heights within us – that we can re-claim not only our joy, but a love beyond anything we have yet imagined, a love that radiates outward through our wholeness, not our woundedness.

I’m talking about a love that is born out of the joy that is our true nature, a love and joy that stem from our connectedness with our Source. When we reach that holy place within us, we will begin to understand what has been hidden from us all this time – that we are the love and joy we have been seeking.


Copyright Donna Miesbach 2013


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Donna Miesbach is an award-winning author, having received the 2013 Silver Nautilus Award for her book, From Grief to Joy, A Journey Back to Life & Living, in which she tells the moving story of her recovery from the loss of her husband and b...