Thoughts of Osho on Joy



Joy is forever; happiness is momentary. Happiness is caused by the outside, hence can be taken away from the outside – you have to depend on others. And any dependence is ugly, any dependence is bondage. Joy arises within; it has nothing to do with the outside. It is not caused by others; it is not caused at all. It is the spontaneous flow of your own energy.

If your energy is stagnant there is no joy. If your energy becomes a flow; a movement, a river, there is great joy – for no other reason, just because you become more fluid, more flowing and more alive.

Joy has to be shared by sharing it you are unburdened, by sharing it you find new sources opening up within you, new streams and new springs. That sharing of your joy is love.

Osho

(Source: Joy – The Happiness That Comes from Within published by Osho International Foundation Switzerland)