Ever wondered why we fail to find happiness or even, to create a unique lifestyle?
While, I was still wondering about why we are unable to find happiness, just then the door of my room was thrown ajar. I stopped between, my rather deep thought and came to address what rudely disrupted my deep delving. I had left a window in the lobby open and the strong winds outside were making headway into my space to distract me from my thoughts.
As I reconciled with the distraction and came back, I found an answer. A very SIMPLE answer, at that – we are yet to master the art of just being.
And then I chanced upon some interesting reads that helped bring clarity to this point of my deliberation. And, I am happy that I can share the same with YOU as you read this… In this book of Great wisdom, some parts of the puzzles have been put together.
It goes on, to say: We are never at one place at any given time.
When we are at home, we are thinking about office situations or challenges. When we are at work, we get pressed with thoughts about home. In our interactions with people too – we are never really listening. We may be engaged in the act of hearing words but never are we absorbing the message. When engaged in activities of the day, we often find ourselves thinking about the past experiences or what we will be doing in the future.
Our engagements with our Past or with are future are so deep that how the present is slipping by, we seldom notice. Well, we do not notice for until it is way past gone and become a past memory as well.
Where we should be getting something from the day, we only end up going through it. Clearly, we are everywhere at any given moment in time but, we are never really are in the present and in the now and in the moment in time.
Lifestyle is learning to be wherever you are. It is capturing each moment so that it becomes a new part of what we are and of what we are in the process of becoming. It is not something we do. It is something that we experience. And, until we learn to be there, we will never master the are of living well.
Did you ever stop to take cognizance to such easy understanding before? I had always thought that my question itself is rather complicated. A question that’s been giving sleepless nights to many a sage – I am still but a lesser mortal.
My immortality, I realize is, in being in the now – in the present. Simply put – it is, IN JUST BEING!
Manesha S Sagarr