It is possible to talk about joy and then feel bad for not feeling as much joy as you would wish. But this isn’t necessary. You are in the process of learning the skill of experiencing more joy. You can feel good about having this as your goal.
The Almighty leads a person along the path that he wants to go.
(See Talmud, Makos 10b.)
Ask for Divine assistance in your quest for more joy. You will live a happier and healthier life. You will be able to help others be more joyful. And you will be more joyful when you pray and devote yourself to spiritual pursuits.
((Life is Now: Creating moments of joy, courage, kindness, and serenity, pp. 90-1))
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