When we go looking for joy "Out There" in some person, object, or situation, we immediately deny the truth of already having it.
We are always the joy we are seeking.
We are the peace we want.
When we stop looking for it, we return to the only place it could ever be found...right here, right now, as this one-of-kind human being.
The beauty is we get to keep learning the same lessons over and over until we actually see there is no solution anywhere in this world.
Then we are left with the last place it could be...right here, as this simple one we are.