Friday, 25 July 2014

Pursuit of happiness

Happiness! Who doesn't wanna be happy? Everyone wants to be happy!

Yesterday, I asked a friend of mine, why she would always curse things and looked so unhappy. She told she was tired of leading such life. 'Such', I asked her to elaborate. She remarked, if one needs to be happy, they must have, the latest smart phone, trendy bike etc. I was damn shocked at her response and thought to myself what foolish people do I have around! I tried to explain her all I could, but of no use, her mindset was fixed. Only if money, wealth & richness was the root of happiness, then the richest ones should be the happiest people. Right? They might add quality to life & living style, but I don't think in either way they are the source for true contentment.

Happiness? Where is it?
Happiness is something which cannot be sold or purchased. The real happiness, joy, peace, contentment, everything lies within us. We are so deeply immersed, in sense-life, that we have lost power of our inner peace and harmony. Happiness is not always materialistic. Its abstract. Materialistic happiness, that's neither real nor lasting. When we are true to ourselves and do what our heart says, do what we love and do what makes we satisfied, happiness is ours! Yes. 'Contentment is the true happiness!'.
I would say, "The quest for happiness itself is the real cause for unhappiness".

Looking at the blue - grey sky, a walk with nature, cuddling a new born baby, nap on your mom's lap, enjoying your favorite music, feeling the cold whisper of the morning breeze, enjoying the nature, fun with friends, being in arms of your loved ones, taking challenges, forgiving someone, helping the needy etc, aren't these sublime? 

To be happy, 'Use things and not people; Love people and not things.' 
"Don't be happy for a reason, It ends when it’s over;
Be happy without any reason;
So that it remains for all seasons"

So stop seeking, Start living!
This post is written for Day 17 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge