Happiness…..the indisputable magic potion we are all looking for as a constant endeavour in our lives, everyday, every week and so on. Many of us are successful and again, many are not, but mostly we are all not quite sure what makes us actually happy………are we finding to be happy too difficult ?
As I set to tackle this universal issue on this Saturday, the 9th of September, in my daily journal, I shall start with what makes me happy. My life is just not really different from most, and again not very happily poised like many. I have tons of problems and issued to tackle with. And trust me, these issues seem to be successful to wear me down with very eerie irregularity….:)………….and that’s a difficult thing to handle at times.
And then again, in all these years of growing up from our childhood to our teens, then to our adulthood, we have learnt several survival tricks, most of them self-taught, tricks to tackle unhappiness to be precise, to defeat the negatives with positiveness and bring some sanity into the proceedings.
Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We don’t have to travel far away to enjoy the blue sky. We don’t have to leave our city or even our neighbourhood to enjoy the eyes of a beautiful child. Even the air we breathe can be a source of joy…………………Thich Nhat Hanh.
Happiness for me comes in little packages…….
………………….from friendly smiles you see on the street or around you, from the family outings and gatherings, from listening to your favorite music playlists, from even creating them and sharing them, from watching your favorite movies alone if required be, from just aimless window shopping, from even the thought of the first glance from that beautiful girl you just met and the list can go on and on from everything material to immaterial………….and still at the end of the day somewhere happiness leaves us wanting for more…:)…………Well, what we forget is to find the happiness in even the simplest of the things at times when our happiness quotients are not in hand or available. Trust me, it is not difficult at all to keep oneself happy even if things are not going the way you want or just eluding you most of the times. The simple thoughts of finding the light after long spans of darkness can give you happiness, the simple flutter of wings or leaves of the trees outside your window can make you happy, the warm coffee or the morning tea with your favorite book or newspaper can make you happy, a simple walk or a nice workout can make you happy…….and there are ample of these little occasions on a daily basis can make us happy………:)…..it’s only that we have to look for it and train our minds to accept it that happiness exists in our own lives everywhere we look…….and we will find it not to difficult not obtain………:)
Here’s a playlist for all of you with some songs to listen to……..and music is the biggest source of happiness for me……..and also from sharing it…..:)……
Add a bit of happiness to every moment of your life……in every breath…..in every action……..it’s not difficult. Get those positive vibes going for you and everyone wherever you can, 24/7 and drive away anything that’s threatening your peace……:)