For some, joy is happiness. Is a joy happiness? We would say is a no. Joy is different than happiness in that happiness is a form of transitory, emotional experience in reaction to external stimuli. Joy is not reaction. Joy is a state of being. [...] Happiness comes and goes. Joy is a non-transitory experience due to external stimuli. We would say, in some way joy is a more interesting state, for in joy there is the opportunity to experience compassion, to experience the nature of reality, to experience a true state of abundance, the true human destiny of being: wisdom compassion. In this way, joy is an experience beyond form. Joy is an experience when the human has found an experiential state not attached to form.
- The Team, “Joy” session