“The Wait” That’s what I would like to call it.
Why are we always waiting for something to happen to be happy? Ask anyone the question, “Are you happy?” and the answer comes back, “I have no reason to be happy.” And I ask, do you have a reason to be sad, though?
It all comes down to that. Is happiness the absence of sadness or is sadness the absence of happiness?
It differs from person to person. Happiness, smiles, contentment, satisfaction… These are all very subjective. For most people though, life is neither happy nor sad. Almost as if all the positive and the negative neutralize exactly. In equilibrium. Yet not balanced. The ones who fall sick out of boredom more than anything else.
For me, it’s always a matter of perspective. Things can always seem overwhelming. After all, who knows what the repercussions of my actions may be? But when I take a step back and look at it one little bit at a time, I find a sense of peace. And an awareness that such intricacies are the work of a higher power. It’s times like this that I am drawn to the Three Questions of Tolstoy. So similar to the philosophy of the Gita. The only thing to do is what needs to be done. The rest? Well, that’s governed by the laws of destiny and karma, isn’t it?
Right now is always the right moment to smile. Like a friend said, “Smile… tomorrow will be worse!” Profound quote, that one… 🙂