This poem arose last Saturday as I planned to meet with Ali Grimshaw and her writing circle. Get well Ali and all those who are dealing with COVID right now. This too shall pass, and joy will show itself.

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Joy comes from the very
center of our being.

Not from the outer world
at all, with its judgments,
desires and destruction.
Joy connects us to our Source
and reflects the goodness
of the universe.
It shows itself in
unexpected places
and unlikely times.
The way the light
catches a raindrop
or the tenderness
of a tear.
In the eyes of babes
and long gone loved ones.
Joy is everywhere
when we pause and
choose not to seek it out.

Let joy show itself
for no reason at all.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life ๐Ÿ’›

30 comments on “Joy of Being

  1. Ah… perfect timing, and perfectly timely, Val! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Sharon Lawrence

    Nice words Val!

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  3. That is the one most amazing thing when I saw and understood my fear, in understanding it…it lost its power over me completely. And in its place was this beautiful joy, but this time not an occasional joy from this or that…but one that became a part of me, naturally, always, completely…from what I saw in me. The conditions I had placed on myself by those fears, that always restricted everything by being ‘on guard’ in my fears towards everything I did, and only allowed an occasional burst from behind that wall of fear…and did give a twinkle of a smile sometimes, just to let me know that underneath all of that, there was something wonderful. And now it lives there, no bursts nor occasional visits but a part of what I have now become, a lifelong partner I had found inside myself and set free. May that beautiful part of you dear lady, be ever free ๐Ÿ˜€ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿฆ‹

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  4. โค โค โค

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  5. I so enjoyed your poem, Val. Clearly it is written with much experience, for it really does come to us at the most unpredictable moments. Cheers, my friend, to joy.

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    • Thank you Jet. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’• Yes it can take us unawares โ€ฆ yet it is within us all the time waiting for the opportunity to bring love and light.

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  6. Beautiful poem, Val, simply lovely. โค

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  7. Yes. ๐Ÿ˜ƒThe joy is already within and is waiting to show itself when stimulated. The good news is that we donโ€™t need to look for triggers in the same way as with those old sensitive wounds. Thank you ๐Ÿ’•

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  8. Joy for no reason at all is of the truest kind. Beautiful poem Val, filled with wisdom to carry home.

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  9. Yup.
    Joy is never in things, it is in us.

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  10. Beautiful poem Val… โค

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  11. Beautiful. Joy is such a gift.

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  12. What a beautiful written peace on joy! There are certainly a million reasons to celebrate and to be grateful and joyful ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Seeing your poem brought lift to my morning. I’m still in recovery and it feels very frustrating. Thank you for sharing about my writing circles. It is such a honor to hold space for others’ voices. Take good care of yourself

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