Friday, June 17, 2016



+ Delight and joy must accompany your every spiritual endeavor. Only when you delight and rejoice in each fine and positive deed will you have the enthusiasm to act in the most ideal manner and add to your deeds every day. Only when the delight and joy in your heart are bound to your fine and positive actions will they be anchored in you.

+ As the song says, Delight is the direct result of a simple life.  I find it very easy to see the profound relationship between these Journey of the Soul practices of Simplicity, Delight and Heavenliness which we are now exploring. 

We are now beginning to explore a practice which is really heavenly, so heavenly in fact that we can see and taste and touch heavenly realms like never before.  I was delighted to find this quote because it uses the two words that I use in these explorations of 12 spiritual practices and 9 heavenly attributes: Delight and Joy.  We are now very close to the next stage of this amazing journey where we explore  the 9 heavenly attributes:  Abundance, Joy, Wisdom, Beauty, Love, Truth, Peace, Justice and Freedom.

The more we are delighted, delightful and joyful, the more we are experiencing heaven. Heaven is not some far off place but it is our greater reality right now, right here.  It simply takes a lot of practice to become aware of this greater reality and that’s what we have been working on.  Rabbi Kook tells us that delight is indeed essential and leads to the deeds which expand heavenliness awareness in ourselves, in each other and beyond.

+ Delight is not one of the 37 Spirituality & Practice practices BUT put Delight in their Search Engine and you come up with 85 items including 67 quotes, 16 books, 1 practice, and 1 film as of 6/14/16.  Go to  However, it is clear that Mary Ann & Frederic Brussat are big fans of Joy. Therefore, put Joy in their Search Engine and you come up with 2057 items including 867 quotes, 835 books, 160 practices, 11 teachers, 24 arts links, 29 e-courses, 98 films, 26 blogs and 4 traditions as of 6/14/16. Oh, and Joy IS one of the 37 spiritual practices. You can also be inspired by their Twelves Gallery on Joy.

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Delight page.  Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Delight” or “Guest Post” to

+ You can always find a link to any of the Spiritual Explorations posts by going to

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