Finding Happiness and Joy in the Moment

trust, the moment brings happiness
no waiting, reflecting, contemplating
ours to simply enjoy
not ours to keep, claim, identify with

happiness knows no master
joy, no student to be mastered
like the butterfly circling the garden
joy lands on the still open flower

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Contact Don Iannone by email:

7 thoughts on “Finding Happiness and Joy in the Moment”

  1. Dan: thanks for stopping back. Exactly right. So life seems, and we smile because that is all the witness needs to do. Be the witness. By the way, we are sitting by the pool here at Playa Conchal Resort. The morning started with the hike on the beach at 530 am. Easy does it sunrise and now a constant breeze washing over us.

  2. I just had to add yet another smile as I read this yet again. A masterful masterless poem and teaching. The kind of smile -and flower- that happened -yet never happened–

    between Śākyamuni Buddha and Mahākāśyapa …

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