This is dedicated to one of mah blogger friend Madhvi, who is really a wonderful person.
“It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that? “
Happiness could be complex enough to actually be defined or simple enough just like breathing. However the dark side of human nature (which constitutes elements like greed, anger and many more which everyone is though aware of yet not deprived of) makes us choose the former part. One can never chase happiness. One can achieve it for some time but sooner or later it perishs and to choas. However, there is always something in life for everyone which can make us experience this feeling. It could be music, someone special, any good deed etc…
A mother seeing the well being of her child feels happiness. A farmer toiling hard and earning meal experiences it. An artist practicing his art feels happiness and any human being helping others unselfishly feels this wonder. A person having money, power or fame could even be lacking this altruistic feeling in his life. On the other hand, a person poor enough in the eyes of society might be enlightened within, to be happy.
No one can teach you to be happy but you. This post doesn’t tell you the means to achieve it. However it enlightens very little aspect of this limitless concept. I decided to write it with an intention to find my own purpose. Everyone has a purpose which somehow we forget in this fast moving life. There is an activity which states that “spare at least half an hour of day to practice that thing which has no other purpose but just pure feeling of happiness.” Forget your job, studies, promises, responsibilities for that period and figure out or practice that something. It will help you explore your life and add more meaning to it.