Joy Will Burn Out The Pain

I thought I had an easy pass this weekend, I had written two blog posts last weekend before I came back.  The first one was the one I posted, the second one I went to post yesterday and of course I read through it first... I then thought better of publishing it, it is a little too raw, a little to much of me.. something I will share later.

Instead, I felt compelled to share this quote:  

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. ~ Joseph Campbell

This quote touched me because I have been feeling very little joy in my life, if I am being honest and I always am... I had begun to wonder if joy was something I would ever feel again.  I have happy moments, I have many blessings in my life but I had not felt joy for a very long time.  The kind of joy that takes your breath away... that quote made me remember that until I could find the small joys, I will never have the breath taking joys.

All of this came from reading what I had written and I wanted to share one small part of it.... I realized I had been waiting for something that was never going to happen, I was waiting for 'I'm sorry' ... and a light came on, where I learned that by waiting I was actually stuck.  I didn't like that feeling, that is not who I am, I have survived a lot of trials and challenges in my life that others have not...  I not only survived, I thrived and became better for each of those trials.

I have decided that I don't need to hear the words anymore, not that it wouldn't be nice to hear but it is not necessary anymore... I believe doing this will bring me some peace... this is somewhat like forgiveness, sometimes you have to forgive, just to free yourself... I have to let that idea go, if I am to free myself to feel joy again. 
I saw this final quote while searching out quotes on joy and it really cemented the first quote more.. The joy is inside us, for me, I just have to let myself see a small part and that small joy will burn out the pain. 

I took a step forward today, I made a commitment to myself in that I will take the steps I need to, so that I can feel the breathtaking joy I know exists.. I have to admit that it is a scary thought, because as wonderful as that joy is the flip side is pretty dark... I do believe it is worth trying though, otherwise in a year, I will still be in the same place that I am now and I am not going to let that happen... I lost the weight in less than a year, I will find that small joy... the one that will burn out the pain.
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/josephcamp384345.html#URD623LbJV2rosuC.99
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/josephcamp384345.html#URD623LbJV2rosuC.99
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/josephcamp384345.html#URD623LbJV2rosuC.9Joseph Camp
Follow along!
Facebook //  Twitter //  Google Plus //  Bloglovin //  Instagram //  Pinterest // 

101 comments :

  1. I think we all struggle with pains of our past--but all we hurt are ourselves when we do that. I think forgiveness is the best gift we can give ourselves.

    ReplyDelete
  2. So glad to hear you are making steps forward, Launna! I hope that writing is therapeutic for you. If you were able to pour out all your feelings into a blog post, even if you do not publish it at least it got you thinking! Sometimes I will just get things out by writing them down but never share them with someone. It helps to put all your thoughts together. Hope you had a great weekend!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. When we forgive we make good for us, forgive the past make you free and strong
    have a nice weekstart

    http://www.alisagromova.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. Strong and true words my sweet Launna.
    Happy's Mother day
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage Diary

    ReplyDelete
  5. Joy is not in things, it is in us!! Very true, its upto us how we take it and thats makes all the difference!! Loved your write! :)

    Kisses
    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Joy is in us... so true!!!
    I'm so glad that you are making steps forward!!!!
    Have a great weekstart honey!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the Quotes ♡
    Great Letter Launna ,love the Way you go on your mind ,strong Words!

    Have a amazing Monday ,kisses from Vienna :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. First of all, HEEELLLLLOOOO!!! <3 And Launna, I really really missed you! I am glad you're back for good! And Launna, it's true, happiness is not around, but rather, inside you! You gotta forgive yourself first, and realise that you too deserve to be happy! Treat that person in you as a little child..you gotta shower her (yourself) with love to make her (yourself) happy!

    http://anshul90.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. We always look for someone that makes us feel safe. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello Launna:

    We are firm believers that inner peace, joy, whatever you will, comes from within us. The difficulty we all experience from time to time is both remembering that fact and also learning how to look inside ourselves. It does take time, but with perseverance what we are seeking will be found.

    The quotation you include here by Robert Brault is one that we should all try to adopt for in so doing life surely becomes that much easier.

    ReplyDelete
  11. <3 Dear Launna :) You are going strongly forward...There will be joy, it is in you. I think that pain is part of growing, and without that we dont see that. Like after rain..there will be sun :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's a beautiful quote! If you are at a place where is joy, you feel much better :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Have a lovely week dear Launna!

    Keep in touch on BLOGLOVIN

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am glad that you have let go of the need to hear those words. I think when we are waiting on something like that, we are in some ways a prisoner of the other person. Yes it would be nice to hear those words from those who have wronged us, but those words are not essential to our happiness :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. once again this is lovely!!

    http://ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr/

    ReplyDelete
  16. I pray and wish for the joy for you! Be happy and smile always--

    Sangay

    ReplyDelete
  17. aw Launna, I feel this, to be honest, I'm not quite that happy when I've heard the news that I'm going to graduate. i don't know why. Maybe I'm so full of so many things and expect worst that it overpower the happiness. My first reaction was "oh" and that's it. Anyway, glad you made it. Just pray for guidance and peace, I know everything will be okay. Hoepfully, for the both of us. Stay positive, Launna! Love and kisses from Philippines here, ellie :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I read this post and wished I could be there to give you a hug of support. I do think you are headed in the right direction. I saw this blog last week and shared it with another friend who is struggling -- you might check it out. Sometimes little things can do the most good! http://100happydays.com/

    ReplyDelete
  19. One year at a time is a good way to set a goal. Sometimes taking it one day at time doesn't quite cut it when you look at the big picture. Looking at the big picture you lost the weight you wanted to in a year and at the beginning it may not have seemed possible. I hope next you'll be able to look back to this day and see how much better it all is.

    ReplyDelete
  20. It's important to feel joy with the little things of the life!! I love your words!

    XOXO!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Amiga que belo post amei tenha uma semana abençoada
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br

    ReplyDelete
  22. you say it sweety!
    Have a wonderful new week!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Glad you are back to blogging.great quote very inspiring
    Kisses

    ReplyDelete
  24. It's a beautiful quote, and I believe that there is indeed so much truth in it. And it can be applied to the big and little things in life.

    ReplyDelete
  25. i love your words Launna
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

    ReplyDelete
  26. "Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got" I've had it stuck on my mind now. Its such a beautiful quote Launna and welcome back to the blogosphere! Hope you've had a great weekend and I'm sure you did! You have a very positive outlook on things! Have a great week ahead and stay blessed!
    Love Nilu Yuleena,
    from
    BIG hair LOUD mouth BLOG
    BIG hair LOUD mouth FACEBOOK page
    BLOGLOVIN

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow, beautiful quote! Your words are so inspiring! I know for
    sure that you feel joy in life very soon! Joy can be in everything!
    Hope you can find it dear! I am sure you do!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. You're already there Launna, just keep doing what you doing. Life becomes easy when we learn to accept it in every way. It's my take over self slogan :). You're the darling Launna. keep being you, here's a good night kiss for you:) my wonderful lady! Thanks so much for your sweet mother's day wished. ox.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. i think we all go thru this feelings somethings, there are even times that you already have joy and that could still be taken away from you. Praying for you to find yours!

    Delightful Ideas
    On the Dot Storage Giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  30. Forgive and forget, those were my mother's constant words when I held grudges a lot as a very young child..
    I would always wait for those special words.."I'm sorry" is always good to hear. Yet sometimes we spend to much time waiting for words that never come.
    I want to be able to let it go, and be like you..hopefully one day I will :) And don't worry, you will find the joy to block out the pain..just continue doing what you are doing, and keep your heart open.
    Another lovely and inspirational post..why am I not surprised?
    ♥ MJ
    www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Yes Launna, what you are telling is correct. If there is joy for all small things there is no sadness in our life and we can live a peaceful life!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hold on to that small joy dear Launna, it will definaltely burn out the pain.
    Effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
  33. Lovely quotes :)

    Check out my new post Here!!!

    Apart from that do you wanna follow each other on Instagram?
    Just let me know if you do on my blog and I will follow back right away
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  34. I think we all struggle with pains of our past--but all we hurt are ourselves when we do that. So glad to hear you are making steps forward, Launna!

    http://thesmallnoble.blogspot.de/

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have posted the Joseph campbell quote on my tumblr with a link back to you... thanks Launna, enjoy your blogging break.http://gnngoodquotes.tumblr.com/

    ReplyDelete
  36. lovely read <3
    http://theknotstory.com/

    ReplyDelete
  37. Ciao my dear Launna, Kisses from Italy!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Well said Launna! When your joy is dependent on people and conditions, it is restricted. Always keep your heart open to dreams for as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living. Have a nice day beautiful! xx

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hi Launna, great words! Sometimes it's difficult to say sorry for someone maybe, I suppose, I'm not good in telling sorry with my BF, but it doesn't mean that I'm not sorry I just cant say it. Other people I think just afraid to say it.... I think we just need to accept other people weakness and just don't think about it... if we are stronger...
    Have a great day Launna, xoxo
    http;//lavenderloafers.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Such a sweet post Launna. A person can never truly be happy replying on someone else. Seems like you are taking the right steps forward and am so glad you made this post to share with you.
    You are always in my prayers.
    xoxo
    Beautetude

    ReplyDelete
  41. its easy to find happiness but it's hard to find joy. I don't think I have really found pure joy. well, I hope you will someday and I know you're just going through a speed hump right now, eventually it will all pass :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Nice share.

    You now have two new posts for next week.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hope you have a sunny and lovely Day! big Hugs <3

    ReplyDelete
  44. Sometimes it's in the little steps on a long way we learn or grow the most...xo Caroline

    ReplyDelete
  45. ... and the joy will burn out the pain. i like this quotation. it's so true. and you will find it. i'm very sure you will.

    ReplyDelete
  46. i hope you'll find a new home soon, too! yes it's all very exciting right now. can't wait for next week <3

    ReplyDelete
  47. i'm also glad you like my 'new' frames. yes i also think they will look great on the coloured walls. guess the contrast will really have a pop effect

    ReplyDelete
  48. I really like the Brault quote! :) thanks for sharing :P

    ashley-ashstash.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hi Launna!! I love that quote by Joseph Campbell.. I agree with you... we can only control the things that we do, and not what others do. im sorry may or may not come. dealing with that fact is the only thing we can control...good to hear that your past writings are helping you see thru some of your pain and how to handle them =)


    www.lesley-kim.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. What an amazing post, Launna! I know what you mean - it's the sorry I'm still waiting for that sometimes keeps me from being happy, the one I know I will never get. Because that's how people are. Even if they're family, they don't care. And if we keep waiting, we're stuck, we hurt ourselves and we keep us from being happy. Forgiving without hearing the sorry is the hardest thing in the world - and the one thing we need to do for ourselves so we can let go and be happy again. Once we let go, we will find happiness again. And joy lies in all the little things, when we're thankful for every little thing in life, we will feel the big overwhelming happiness. I know this sounds easy when it's not, but I believe 100% that it's true. And you're already on the way - and that's most important! :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. My your day is as lovely as you Launna. Hope you do some fun with your daughter:). ox

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. So true. Forgiveness is so important for our own happiness, but boy it's so incredibly difficult to forgive those who have hurt you... But we should always try our best :)

    http://bellapummarola.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  53. You are an inspiration for a lot of us. After reading your posts we all get some kind of lesson. I still have to catch up on a lot of blogs. After going through a lot of problems with my own health, I accepted an invitation from our son and went to Hawaii. I was thinking about a lot of my blogger friends and praying for good for every one. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Launna, I admire how you are so deliberate about making plans and setting goals for yourself and then working to achieve them. I agree that joy is within us. It is sometimes elusive and hard to find, but it is there.

    ReplyDelete
  55. Hello sweet Launna,
    I hope your day is beautiful
    Fortunately I have not broken anything jajajjaaj
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

    ReplyDelete
  56. Thank you sooo much Launna for your ever-so-sweet comments on my blog!! I truly truly appreciate them!! <3 <3 Eagerly waiting for your next post!! <3

    http://anshul90.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. beautiful post and I just love the last quote!
    Alessia

    THECHILICOOL

    FACEBOOK

    Kiss

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love this quote :)

    Amazing post :)

    AJ | TheAJMinute

    ReplyDelete
  59. I think you'll be able to move forward to where you want to, because your mind is set on it. You've already proven and shared that when you're motivated the results do come. I know you'll get to where you want to be. Hugs.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Launna I am really happy that you are making steps to overcome all the sadness and a salute to your enthusiasm!! Beautiful quotes you have chosen! <3

    Kisses
    Charu
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/

    ReplyDelete
  61. Hi Launna, you are moving in the right direction, spending quality time with your daughter, exploring more of your city and just trying to enjoy the little things in life. I am sure you will find that breathtaking joy soon. xx

    ReplyDelete
  62. So inspirational sweetie! Beautiful quotes and words!

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
    New Blog Post: [Health] .10 Tips To A Fast Beach Body.
    Previews Blog Post: [Beauty & Style] .5 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Look.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Awesome. I'll second that and add that true joy can only be experienced after deep sorrow. Our extremes lend us appreciation of both ends of the spectrum. Our lowest lows help us to understand the wonder of our highest highs.

    Way to go with your decision to forgive. I'm sure it's a difficult one, but it will make all the difference!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Hello Launna, I found you on Keith's blog via a comment you made, and I made one closely after. This is a wonderful post, very encouraging. Thank you so much for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  65. wish you a wonderful rest of the week sweety!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

    ReplyDelete
  66. I am not sure anymore, if there really is such a thing as real Joy.
    Never felt it...

    BUT... I hope you will find it.

    Follow the Royal Peach

    ReplyDelete
  67. I still dint see my previous comment here, but that's fine, you've received it. Happy Wednesdays Launna.:).

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. Of course you'll rediscover joy again, Launna! If that's is what you give to other people it will come back to you :) Thanks for sharing that beautiful quote, you always find the most perfect quotes and phrases to share <3

    ReplyDelete
  69. Amiga tenha uma noite maravilhosa amei o post
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

    ReplyDelete
  70. When boyfriends son't remember us is the worst. Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Hi,maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3
    This blog is amazing;)
    shootingdiamond.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  72. hi launna!!
    thanks for your comments. you are always amazing at keeping touch =) i cant wait for your new post...

    www.lesley-kim.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. Amiga tenha um dia maravilhoso.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

    ReplyDelete
  74. You will find joy and it won't be a small amount. It will be blinding! I can feel it for you. I think once you begin to free yourself from the hurt, the joy that is there will shine and it will be far better than you expected. Your situation, awaiting for an apology is much like forgiveness, like you said. Holding out and waiting is giving the other party all the power and leaving you at it's mercy. It's not an easy feat to just let go and I'm still trying to break free of others myself but I believe you can and will. Like you said, you've been through a tremendous amount in your lifetime, more than anyone should have to endure or face but you've come out stronger for it, compassionate and though it doesn't feel like it at times resilient. I have faith in you that you'll come out on top. The first steps are always awareness and they ultimately are the most vital stages. Sending you lots of love!

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  75. Launna, the first quote is amazing! Hmmm... it really makes me reflect for sure on some things I wish I would've gotten apologies for. Well, thank you so much for stopping by tonight as it is always so nice to hear from you too and thanks for the compliments on my new dress I made. It made my night to hear from you! Talk soon dear!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

    ReplyDelete
  76. I hope you have a wonderful weekend Launna.
    xoxo
    Beautetude

    ReplyDelete
  77. Wish you a joy and blessed Friday Launna. oxox:). hope you do something fun for yourself:).

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  78. joy trumps pain. Launna, wishing you an amazing weekend filled with joy. Tons of hugs to you....

    ReplyDelete
  79. Good for you by choosing joy over pain. Take pride in all you have accomplished and always try to find a reason to smile. Wishing you peace and lots of joy
    Www.theurbanumbrella.com

    ReplyDelete
  80. hi dear Launna,i repass
    I posted a new LOOK, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    kiss

    ReplyDelete
  81. I really love this kind of posts!♥ they always help me slow down and rethink my life. The first quote is so inspiring!:)

    www.Lorietta.cz

    ReplyDelete
  82. Preciosas palabras
    Un saludo
    www.guapayconestilo.com

    ReplyDelete
  83. Good for you! Accepting that an apology may never come empowers you and frees you from expectations, and what's even better, if that apology ever does come sometime in the future, you'll find that it simply doesn't matter.

    ReplyDelete
  84. Amazing, Launna!!!<3
    Really touching!!
    Xoxoxo Melle

    http://melle-loves-fashion.blogspot.de

    ReplyDelete
  85. The pain won't be there forever. Just hang in there. Better days are on the horizon!

    ReplyDelete

I love and appreciate all genuine comments, to save a little time, I won't be commenting on the comments on my blog (unless you don't have a blog), I will just visit your blog and comment there, if you have left a meaningful comment for me... I would much rather spend the time reading and commenting on a few extra blogs ❤