Joy

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Give me joy over happiness any day. In my opinion, happiness is fleeting but joy is a state of being. I happened upon this book by Osho one day at the bookstore. I wasn't sure what I was going to photograph today and this was within reach. I put it on the floor near the sliding glass door where the sun is streaming in.

"Live in joy, in love, even among those who hate.
Live in joy, in health, even among the afflicted.
Live in joy, in peace, even among the troubled.
Live in joy, without possessions, like the shining ones.
The winner sows hatred because the loser suffers.
Let go of winning and losing and find joy."
~sutras of Gautama the Buddha

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Dar said...

Awesome photo!

Wendy Reed (Wishin4MoreTime) said...

Great photo! I love the colors on it.

melissa said...

what great natural light!-love the colors and circles on the cover, makes me think of scrap pp. :)

Lorrie said...

I love the lighting and the angle that you took this pic! great job.

Tara said...

Oh wow! That is an awesome photo! Makes me want to go to Barnes and Noble and check it out!

scrappin-Barb said...

Cool picture! I love the angle and the lighting. It makes me want to try something like this next. :)

Kelley said...

Great shot Julie. I love the quote as well. TFS. Kelley

SageHen said...

The light on this book is lovely, as are your thoughts about joy versus happiness.