“Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic truth, there also exists in a human being a literal anatomy and a poetic anatomy. One you can see. One you cannot. One is made of bones and teeth and flesh, the other is made of energy, memory and faith, but they are both equally true.”Elizabeth Gilbert’s friend Bob – Eat, Pray, Love
What does this have to do with Joy?
This is a really succinct way to talk about the 4 bodies I wrote about yesterday. When either part of our anatomy is neglected, I think we lose joy.
I was about to write that the poetic body is the priority when it comes to joy but I’m not sure that’s true since we can only experience it through the hardware of the literal body so better health naturally makes that easier.
Like all things in nature, I guess these two must be looked after in harmony and the rest will take care of itself.