I was reading a transcript of CS Lewis people discussing what they thought the best definition of "Joy" is in the Sehnsucht sense, of something that was pleasurable but not mere pleasure: a deeper happiness related to the search for God.. I was unsatisfied with their responses, so here is mine: A transitory pleasure that insists we seek for a deeper experience. I may modify that going forward, but that's good enough for today.
Transitory, yes. Insistent, no. Accept the gift as given -- with no strings attached. Then seek that deeper experience of contentment, which is the deeper experience.
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