Pillars of joy


Prof. Srikumar Rao describes happiness as the joy you feel when you’re watching a sunset. He says, there is nothing you need to change with sunset, and nothing you need to do to obtain the happiness from it. The happiness arises within you in admiration of the moment. This is the joy of being.

Recently, I was journaling and it occurred to me that there are three other pillars where joy naturally arises:

  • the joy of giving
  • the joy of creating
  • the joy of growing

I think these sources of joy are what lead to happy and meaningful lives.