Happiness is, perhaps, the most cherished of all human emotions, yet many find it elusive. Happiness is a warm sensation of satisfaction and fulfillment.
Depending on our actions, happiness comes from within our hearts. Simple things that we do, trivial mundane everyday activities of our life, are the sources of our very own happiness. It’s a feeling that lifts up the soul, gives it wings to fly and, helps us to realize how beautiful the world is. Happiness, like a magic potion, cures and rejuvenates the soul making if feel vibrant and colourful.
I’m a nature lover. Mother Nature never fails provide me with peace of mind I find nowhere else. And, for this very reason, I find my happiness so simply. When I stare at the white clouds gliding happily in the cerulean sky, I feel as if I’m floating too with them, to an unknown, fascinating, destination. The diverse shapes of the clouds elicit my imagination and, I feel an instantaneous happiness.
In a drenched, pristine white, diminutive flower, I can feel the caressing touch of Nature. The blissful raindrops on my shoulders heal up all the unseen wounds, an inseparable part of the journey called life.
Readers may think why my feelings of happiness are evoked by something abstract. Dining in a five-star restaurant, shopping all through the day or enjoying a couple of hours at the most expensive spa, having fun with the best buddies at a party; aren’t all these happiness? No, they are not. There is a subtle difference between pleasure and happiness. All these can be termed as pleasurable experiences. Experiences which satisfied our mind, events we definitely had enjoyed and, let pass. Thus, pleasure is fleeting but, happiness is eternal. Something we cherish and love all through our life.
Happiness is, actually, the contentment which makes you feel lighter. It is the fulfillment of your inner self, a state of mind when nothing else matters. Pleasure can enrich your life with unknown experiences, but, happiness makes you feel closer to your own self.
A repetitive dose of pleasure may fail to extract the same amount of emotion, but, happiness in constant. Happiness doesn’t depend on past and the future, it exists in the present state of life, as it is now and, how we deal with it.
Pleasure should be an experience without any worries, but, happiness essentially depends on overcoming the challenges of life.