It will amaze us how beautiful broken “things” can get. Wonder how beautiful shattered glasses of variant colours, concealed in a transparent vase can be. Not all “things” that get broken, get ugly, rejected and unwanted. The best outcome of things, decisions, work of arts were arrived at when protocols were broken, and the process was changed.
There might have been alot of Life’s push, problems and difficulties that made us broken in a way or the other. And then we feel the best destination, deserving of our state, is the thrash bin. We give up on ourselves, dreams, who we are and what makes us us. We get so quick, to do away with the broken . A broken relationship, broken marraige, broken family, and what have you.
We can’t have total control of our life’s happenings. We can’t always have to choose the good things and it happens to us all the time. We will get broken at one point. Broken when we have lost trust, broken when we have lost someone dear, broken because we feel the weight of our world on our shoulders. Broken because we can’t be strong anymore when we feel we have been for so long a time.
We will get broken somehow, someday. But, when we do, we should always remember, we can always make it beautiful😊. Life isn’t just beautiful, we make it beautiful.
Man is on an unending quest in search of a never ending Happiness ( Joy).
Growing up, I couldn’t place a thin line between JOY and HAPPINESS. They are emotions that express completeness, satisfaction, and excitement. Hardly can one ever think of a difference existing between these emotions.
But I think, I had an expirience lately which make me realise Happiness is quite different from Joy.
Happiness is instant, and temporal. It is always provoked by exciting circumstances or what I will call external factors. It can easily be wiped off by sad happenings. This is what explains…a minute you are happy😀, and the next you are sad😕
Joy, is different. It is an internal feeling of never ending happiness. It is not affected by happenings around you. It stays forever in your heart . It’s that calm assurance and rest you have in heart even when things go wrong. It’s makes you stay confident and positive. It gives you the power to overcome difficult times. It keeps you standing….. The causes of joy have been ascribed to various sources:
“When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”_ Gautama Buddha. “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”_ Joseph Campbell.
“Joy is the emotional dimension of the good life, of a life that is both going well and is being lived well.”_ MiroslavVolf.
The question I ask myself is this: After many years of living can one realise they have been happy but haven’t expirienced joy?