“The Master stays behind; that is why she is ahead. She is detached from all things; that is why she is one with them. Because she has let go of herself, she is perfectly fulfilled.”
– Lao-tzu, Tao te Ching
At Living Hope, Joy is the final step on your journey to Hope. Joy comes from finding contentment and authenticity in yourself and then being able to form a relationship with the person you are meant to be. When you remove the pretense of all that you thought was expected of you based on your past experiences and learn to be truthful in your testimony, you will make peace with who you once were, become content with who you are, and convicted in who you have the opportunity to become.
You will begin the Practice of Joy by committing to know and appreciate yourself exactly as you are; to be truthful in your testimony and to come to know and understand the desires of your heart. Joy comes in being content with the beauty and the pain of where you are in the present and letting life unfold exactly as it is meant to.
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