An Ode to Joy
Today’s thought is simple and direct. It comes as we enjoy listening to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, often referred to as the “Ode to Joy.” We find that listening to this composition is most appropriate right now, because your human experience is in fact an ode to joy. The diversity of your experiences are like individual notes that, when brought together, can be likened to a symphony that when played, is heard throughout the universe.
Know that each of you is a composer, whether you realize it or not. You write your own music, you choose your own lyrics, and you play every instrument in your orchestra. The masterpiece you create is is uniquely yours. Every thought you think, every belief you entertain, every action you take, adds to your creation.
When you quiet your mind enough to listen to the harmony you create, you will find that it is not noise, but rather the most beautiful music you’ve ever heard. That is because your life, your human experience, is the most intimate expression of your personal joy. Listen closely and you will hear these words whisper your soul: “I cannot be separated from my happiness and joy, because I AM happiness and joy.”
Know this, and you will know yourself.
About the Author
Appio Hunter is an author, speaker, spiritual guide, and self-described champion for living joyously. He uses his seminars and workshops to facilitate conversations about authenticity, alignment, and the daily experience of community, connection, and joy. Appio is also a weekly columnist with The Good Men Project and co-host of the Real Men Feel Show along with his good friend Andy Grant.