I dreamt life was joy
I woke up and saw life was duty
I acted and it, the duty was joy
This is the answer. I love playing music, writing it and recording it. I cannot do this for my profession, it would not provide for my family what I want them to have. But, I can approach the job I have in a way that makes it "joyous." To work, to build, to create is joy. Some times the joy is easier to come by than others, but action is where it's at.
I like the proverb:
There is no beauty but the beauty of action