Isn’t joy our natural state?

Yes, it is. Being joyful is natural and spontaneous for babies and children and dogs. Sadly, it can get buried under by the responsibilities of life. The joy is always there at your core bubbling up ready to burst into your life.
Joy is another Universal Principle that has its own eternal energy. One must be ever mindful of allowing it to flow in you, though you and around you. It is there!
Bring your awareness to joy and feel it move you. The energy of joy can change your life.