Personal Joys

This category of joy is just what you might expect, the types of joys that are deeply personal. Sensations that you experience alone and may well be only understood by you. This category may well have joys you have experienced, however, perhaps these definitions will inspire you to create your own list to capture all those joyful sensations that are particular to you. Enjoy!

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Shared Joys

A trouble shared is a trouble halved but a shared joy is multiplied tenfold. The moment we share our enjoyment with someone else we add to the pleasure as we spiral up with another person. The effect is heighten when that person has experience the same joy and so has a vivid understanding of exactly how joyful we are.

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Transcendent Joys

These types of joys have been considered rare but in more recent times more and more people are experiencing the joy of self-trancendence. This term was coined by Maslow when he updated his hierarchy of needs to include people who he had meet who had gone beyond ego needs such as recognition, belonging etc. These people he describes has having a sense of serenity which pointed to an inner sense of happiness not generated by circumstances but arising naturally from within.

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