If joy is fundamentally a way of being, then I think that it must also be rooted in the experience of ‘now-ness’. Only when you are attentive and in the present moment can you connect fully to what is around you and just ‘be’. Yet sometimes it seems so difficult to bring ourselves to that place.
I recently came across the rather lovely suggestion that one very important part of what music gives us is a way of learning to be in the moment – you do not look forward to the end of the song, you enjoy the experience of it!
If we are able more and more to bring this awareness into our living, can we perhaps learn to sing the song of ‘now’?