Here is what the Holy Spirit tells you when you listen: happiness is given; joy is given. You don’t have to do anything.
I appreciate those concerns. They are mine too, from time to time. From the perspective of a body, they are absolutely valid.
But you are not a body (W-pI.199.8:7).
Rather, you are creation brought forth by God in Creation, creating as you were created, thus bringing forth God.
The Holy Spirit has nothing else to teach you because there is nothing else you need to learn.
You are a cyclical process entangled with other like processes, all lawfully processing. It feels like you are a body, and that you are going to die, but in fact you are the reality in and through which the whole cosmos appears and disappears, over and over.
You are this: this this.
Therefore, don’t fight your body. It’s never the problem. It’s never the enemy. Your body knows what to do. Lungs don’t suddenly try to the kidney’s job. Your knees don’t suddenly turn into feet. Even death isn’t a big deal. Bodies know how to die.
There is an order to life, of which your body is an aspect, and it is okay to trust this order (and all its aspects) because it is a reflection of love. Love is not chaotic and disordered but perfectly just and balanced. It does not deviate.
Love is a law, not a feeling. It produces feelings but it is not itself a feeling. Nor is it a process, because time and space obey it.
The law of love is laid down by God; It is given by God; God is the Source of love and love is what God is. Beyond the perfection of love – its perfect justice, its perfect communion – is God, that which transcends our capacity even to imagine, let alone understand.
In these bodies in this world God – the love that exceeds our intellectual understanding – can only be approached by idols – statues, scriptures, paradoxes. But it cannot be realized that way; if it chooses to grace you it will and you will know it. And if it doesn’t, it’s okay, because in truth it has already graced you. Our perception of the divine gift is not a precondition of the gift because we are the gift.
God realizes God in you, and this – right now, this this – is exactly how God is experiencing God.
This is why a lot of spiritual teachers say that gratitude is always appropriate. Thankfulness is always a useful posture.
All this is what the Holy Spirit teaches us, over and over, until we get it. To listen to the Holy Spirit is simply to give attention to the part of our mind that can imagine God is love and, once imagined, accept it as real.