Skip to main content

Happiness, the Child within us!

Happiness, the Child within us!

I sure know except a few no one really reads what I write in my blog. But that sure doesn’t bother me. Very few amongst the people I know actually know about this. If others were to read, the only good thing would be people either critically agree or disagree with what I say.

It feels good to be writing again for sure. It has been a long time since I last wrote anything. It’s just that we all go through different phases of life. As the clichéd statement goes.... " We all have ups and downs in life." So guess it was one of those down phases.

Few thoughts came to my mind, when I was travelling by bus today. I was standing amongst the many common men and women of Mumbai in the bus.

I questioned myself who amongst all the people are the happiest lot. I felt it was the children. As they say innocence is bliss, its very much true in their case. They are not too bothered about the big and the small, they don’t ponder about good and the bad, profit and loses. They sure don’t think about the rich and the poor. They treat everything the same. This is of course until we adults teach them all those terms.

If look at a toy from a child’s perspective, he may never differentiate between a small and a big toy. To him a toy is a toy, and he is happy to play with it. He likes them in any shape or size. He is never jealous that his toy is smaller than the neighbours’ toy. He is too engrossed in his game to realise it. That’s until some adult preaches him big is better. That’s when I feel a seed of differentiation has been sowed.

Hope I am able to convey what my view is. It isn’t that we shouldn’t try to strive for a better living. It’s just that in the rat race to do so we lose the child in us. We lose the touch of innocence and happiness. And then we sit down and ponder, in spite of all the other achievements we never seem to be happy.

I know all this sounds too philosophical and may not be all that appealing. But, no matter how hard we try to impress the people of the world. We are never able to impress the little child in all of us.
In our battle to conquer things that we thought would make us happy, within
us the child called happiness slowly dies a silent death and probably one day disappeares.

Comments

Post a Comment

Your Thoughts Are Valuable....

Popular posts from this blog

Awakening Of the Inner Self!

It was yet another Friday or billions of earthlings. May be it was a mundane day ahead for some and exciting for others. An exciting day ahead for the ones who were certain of the joy to be unwrapped the next day, the weekend. Well, in my case it was the former. Blame it on being one amongst the many who work on Saturdays.

Sweet Song of The Soul

The distance between us questions possibilities,
Two souls who connect yet shall stay detached,
Life running along parallel tracks that shall never meet,
Yet hope says they would someday be entwined.

UnInhibited feelings spoken, thoughts exchanged,
Unassuming how the world would read them,
Prejudices can't be fought, let free thoughts sail,
It's a battle less spoken, but I know many shall be fought.

Feelings expressed in words for many are view points,
Sometimes misunderstood, unacceptable for few.
Thoughts expressed are sometimes song of a bleeding heart,
These emotions maybe shunned by many as no art.

Questioned and unacceptable orphan thoughts,
Wish to die accepted, but denied and stay detest.
Don't let yourself be consumed by the opinions of others,
Your soul deserves a sweet song, let it be one about it's zest.

-VJ says ~ cheers and peace

Let's accept, It's important to fail!!!

The other day in midst of a long tiring journey from the airport I zoned out in thoughts, looking outside the window. What was I thinking? I was trying to fathom as to what's the single most element distinguishing mediocrity from excellence.

A lot of us have this beautiful idea in our mind to be achievers of some sort. Each individual has their own definition of excellence. All of it leading to creating a happy space in our minds. But these remain mere ideas and definitions in our head.

We have a lot of clutter occupying our minds. Some of it even includes being less appreciative of others success. Being too bothered about right and wrong of others choices. A bunch of useless thoughts which in no way are going to be helping us in our pursuit of happiness. When we are done with all the wining about the world and people in it, we get on with our mediocre life.

We seem to believe that there is solace in the cocoon of mediocrity.

"There are no easy ways, no escapes,  Yet we wish s…