Joy is not just an act. Joy is an innermost soulful experience. It comes from the soul being fed and nourished. Without joy, it is like a person is without spiritual oxygen. But how can you have joy when things are not going well? Joy is an asset that helps you to fight your challenges. When people overcome challenges, it is because their joy never left them. The joy we need is not a joy associated with objects. It is an inner joy of just being alive. To achieve joy, you have to feed your soul. Instant gratification won’t work. You have to feed your soul. There is no shortcut.