Muditā means joy, or the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being.
While listening to ‘The Book of Joy’ on my drive home from yoga this evening, I was hit as the Dalai Lama spoke of ‘mudita.’ One example given, was when there is someone who has the success that you wish for, instead of allowing jealousy to consume you, you’re joyful for their success and hope they are happy.
I found this rather powerful. The reminder that someone else’s success doesn’t mean you won’t be successful. There is room for more than one, so find joy in their happiness, in their success, and wish them more.
How can you be more joyful for the success of those around you?