Your Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom: People are afraid of joy. They are afraid they’ll get out of hand and lose control. These people haven’t experienced real joy—the joy that comes from doing something divinely beautiful with all your heart. The fact is, there is nothing that will lift you higher. Where there is that joy, the Divine Presence can enter. Where there is that joy, there are no pits to fall into, and all obstacles evaporate into thin air.