Sacred space and sacred time and something joyous to do is all we need. Almost anything then becomes a continuous and increasing joyJoseph Campbell
Are those the three keys to a happy life?
I have routines and traditions. There are things that I do on a consistent basis, as there were things that my family did on a consistent basis. These things were sacred to me, this time spent in a certain way. These things were joyous…
Is that all I need for a happy life?
I admit my life is pretty good. If you ask my daughter, she will tell you that the biggest parenting fail my Husband and I made was giving her a really nice childhood…(no- there are no parenting wins FYI)
Of course, my routines have evolved over the years as my interests have changed. I’d say the hardest thing about pandemic, for me, was not being able to have routines and continue with things that I love.
So yes, I think Campbell in onto something…
My sacred spaces are my desk in the living room. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Movie theater- especially Film Forum.
My sacred time is the morning when the day is filled with endless possibilities. I also like 10-11pm where the world is a cup of tea, the New York Times Crossword for the next day, and a chapter or two of a book.
Joyous? Books, film, art, tea, flowers, words…
What are yours? Your space, your time, your joy?
What is all you need?