I have a question for RonSouther.
In your post up above you said:
To realize that joy in life is way beyond the scope of the mind, that the mind is a witness to the world through the five senses and which of the five senses is the joy detector? It ain't there! The mind is asked to do a job it can't handle and it's greedy taking us on the wrong path time and time again.
With this realization, that joy is beyond the scope of the mind, how does a person take practical steps to realign their lives with joy? You stated that we take the wrong path time and time again (and I agree with you), so how does the average person make positive steps in the RIGHT direction?
I only ask this so all your advice, which is really great, can be used by an average person to move into a place of the heart, as you said in your post, and to help get out of their minds.