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The Quest For Happiness And Beyond
“Happiness is not
always outcome of an act,
Happiness is at times
the act itself.
A lot of times
happiness is lost,
Lost in transition of
It would be much
easier to be happy,
By living more and
I wrote the above lines and began to ponder why so much fuss
about happiness. I questioned myself, “Aren’t
there multiple avenues leading to happiness?” I let my mind go a little wilder and let it
take trip of its own. I dig deeper and
realised that sadness is the key to realising the absence of happiness. More
importantly the existence of happiness gains prominence because sadness exists.
A relation closely shared by truth and
lies and also shared by light and darkness.
Some prefer silence than making noise; it’s the act of
making a point by not making one. One can certainly be happy without going out
in the wilderness hunting for happiness. Seeking the known which is camouflaged
and labelled to be the unknown is sometimes termed as adventure. But that’s
somehow a part human gene, choosing a complex path to reach a straight and simple
The rhymes and randomness of the journey is what makes life
worthwhile. So by this hypothesis happiness is a derivative of randomness. Yet
randomness for many is not the most acceptable way of life. I wonder aloud,
what is that constraints people from exploring the randomness, the complexities
of life? May be it is the fear of failure which is the obstacle to finding true
happiness. The society repeatedly leashes you to fall in line and be disciplined,
as they believe that has to be everyone’s chosen path.
But then have you observed the joy on your face when you
listen to soothing music of a guitar. There is a sense of happiness and bliss
all around you when you get sucked into the aura created by this musical milieu
created around you. The music takes birth when the strings of a guitar are strummed
and that’s when the discipline of well lined strings is broken.
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.
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.
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…