- delight is not just positivism. Delight is ‘real’ and sacred which shows up as light in the mind, joy in the vital and beauty in the physical.
- our job is not just detecting or finding delights; but it is also a lot about recovering delights what are lost when they come in by our various imperfections. It is often a deep dive into our own being and psyche to uncover the lost delights present. It is also about detecting the delights in other people and objects around us. It is also about invoking delights, a kind of sacred adorer or bhaktha of delights
- Delight recovered, detected is not just for our enjoyment. If so we become a thief! The delight thus nurtured is to be offered back to the Divine – for delight is Love that sustains the whole of creation.
What is this recovery of Delight?
Contrast recovery of delights with avoidance of what is unwholesome within us
There is often a misunderstanding that if we take the delight path, we ignore the limitations within us. That only leads to avoidance and pretense of progress with the root issues untransformed.
Say in a relationship there is care. This is the delight here. But suddenly there is a misunderstanding and there is anger. This anger steals the delight and hides all the care underground. From then – what we remember is whats not working in the relationship.
Recovery of the lost delight is important too. For this we need to enter the anger consciously. Normally we avoid it sometimes in the garp of delight route. Enter the anger – see how the energy feels like or looks like. Identify with it in a conscious manner and trace its roots – it can be an event from now or childhood or a general pattern of energy existing. Once you trace the roots ask what do you want to express. Express it in the body then and there. Stay with it and often there in the dungeons of the anger, once the roots are revealed – the veil is lifted and we can sense the delight of care and love again. This is what I referred by recovering delights. If we have enough faith we don’t have to recover it ourselves, but to enter the anger and invoke the divine with full sincerity. That too recovers the delight