November 17, 2019 (All day)

Sharon Paige will be reading excerpts from the book Spiritual Evolution (How we are wired for faith, hope, and love) by George E. Vaillant, M.D. I will be speaking on Joy, the least studied of all the primary human emotions. There is no easy definition of joy. Joy is different from happiness. Joy is different from pleasure. Vaillant's study helps us to understand the difference and how to recognize it. I will reflect on personal joyous experiences and hope to continue the discussion with our congregants on their experiences with joy.