Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happiness: That elusive nymph

I oft wonder, What does true happiness mean to me?
It's a funny question, isn't it? Simple, but profound.
What would make one truly happy?

That's easy. I know the answer to that one.

A loving family, a dream career, a world tour, a doting partner.. a multitude of answers popped in my mind. Were these really the answers?

Would that unbounded joy linger forever after I got what I wished for?
Is happiness a stage of life indeed?

I thought hard and long. All my yearnings that once seemed like the source of sustained bliss, just did not seem adequate anymore.

Till I realized what I was looking for. It was not a destination or a check list.
It was about not limiting myself by having either.

What I truly want is a continuous joyous ride of learning through new experiences. The barrier is stagnation.

The moment I envelop myself with nothing but routine, it would slowly kill my passion for life. It's not life-changing experiences that I desire. All I want is the elation while I indulge myself in a new book, examine an unexplored school of thought, discover new forms of creativity..the vista of possible adventures is infinite.

After all, an excited person is a happy person.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Letting Go

It takes only a blink of an eye,
To watch your life pass you by.
Although, it might take a while,
You'd learn to smile.
And Embrace the changes in your life
Moments of delight, struggle and strife.

It's hard to let go,
What was once yours to hold.
Lost and confused, you question.
Is change really a good thing to happen?
Leaving behind a world you understood
Where you knew what you should do and what you could.

I've no answers but I've hope.
That Life wouldn't push me down without a safety rope.
To cling onto and climb up once more
And lead me to places I've never been before.

After all, to let in something new
I've got to let go of something too
With cherished memories still by my side,
I await new dreams to come true.