Finding Joy In The Ordinary Life

If you really go to see, life is mostly originally about cooking food, eating, doing our daily chores, sleeping and working in order to be able to fill our stomachs and have a shelter over our heads. 

Most part of our lives is spent in cooking and eating because that’s how we survive. And so there’s breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s deciding and planning on what to prepare for these three meals. 

Then there are all the daily chores like washing the dishes, the clothes, cleaning the house etc to maintain ourselves and our surroundings. 

And then half of our lives we have an inevitable need to sleep. 

Now I wonder, if all these things are indispensable in order to survive and take up most part of our lives, then how come we only focus on finding happiness in big things that take up only a small portion of our lives. 

Wouldn’t it make more sense to first find joy in doing things that are a regular part of our lives. Then we’d get an opportunity to be content every single day. 

If we could carry out these daily chores fully and happily, being grateful that these are the things that help us survive well, joy will be available to us everyday. It won’t come after long intervals only when something great happens to us. Contentment will be a part of us if we allowed for the most simple things to make us happy. 

I don’t know whether living a certain way is right or wrong. There is no right or wrong way. I just think, if we could be joyful while doing the simple things, we would find satisfaction majority of the times and doing other things would simply be a choice for more enjoyment. 

It would definitely not come out of a dissatisfaction from having a regular life. 

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If You Do Not Want Suffering Then Think Twice Before Inflicting It Upon Others

It is very simple.

Be with others as you want others to be with you. Do you want people to be kind to you? Then be kind to others.

Ask yourself. Are you unintentionally inflicting pain upon any other human being, animal or nature in general?

If you are, then you can’t expect life to shower its blessings upon you.

Think about your lifestyle, your food habits and your way of living in general.

Are you hurting another living being in this process?

If you are, then reflect upon whether you would like to be treated in the same way.

Try to reduce the amount of suffering you inflict onto the world, be it through the food you eat, the things you buy, the way you commute or for that matter simply through the way you exist on this planet.

Because trust me, if you want your life to be peaceful and happy, you can’t get away with doing bad and still expect life to be great to you.

You have to first give what you’d like to receive.

Life Is Too Short Only When You’re Living Unconsciously

I have noticed that my fears about the future or fears about how short life can be, come up only when I’m disconnected with myself. I have believed for a long time that one should live in a state of urgency because life could end just like that.

But at times, this state of urgency brings up a lot of fear, un-settlement and pressure. I find myself constantly thinking about how I have just few days to live and how i need to make the most of my time here.

And so, I feel dissatisfied about whatever is happening in this moment because I’m not necessarily having the time of my life every single day.

I feel more and more concerned when things aren’t at their best, because I’ve convinced myself that i want to live in the most exciting way possible, as “life is too short”.

But I found that only when I am living in my mind and not in my body, do I feel a lack of time. Only when I am living unconsciously, do I fear that life is short.

On the contrary, when I am completely in touch with the moment and my inner feelings, when I am fully aware of my surroundings, outer and inner, every moment seems to be eternal.

I lose all my fear.

Because when I am fully present to all the details of this moment, life seems long and fulfilling. When I tap into that space of awareness, life feels eternal. It is eternal.

Then I feel satisfied with whatever is happening, because life is at its best in each moment we’re living, it’s only a matter of recognizing it.

Spread The Goodness When You Can

There’s so much bad out there in the world already and a lot of times we ourselves are going through our own troubles.

But when we’re not, and everything feels good, tap into this goodness and share it with the world. It needs your love more than anything else.

People need your love. They need to feel cared for, just like you need to feel cared for.It can change their lives. One look into the eyes and a genuine ‘Thank you’ can change people’s lives.

Its Okay To Not Be Incredible

What if there was nothing that excited you anymore? Nothing that you wanted so badly in your life that could keep you awake every night? What if it was okay to not have a strong urge, a desire, an aim or a goal in life?

They’re saying this everywhere and I’ve said it too before , ‘find your passion’, ‘do what you love’, ‘do what you’ve always wanted to do’. But what if you did not want anything from your life at this point and time.

What if what you most wanted these days was to just be in bed and not be out of your comfort zone?

These days there’s not much I really want to do or achieve and I’ve hated myself long enough for not feeling as passionate, determined or motivated as everyone around me seems to feel.

Does this mean there’s something wrong with me?

I don’t think so. I don’t think that I need to do incredible things to be incredible.

I think the most fulfilling life for me would be when I can be my most authentic self. And it is not necessary that my most authentic self would be a happy person every time.

No one in this world can be their greatest selves at all times.

If I’m sad, then I’m sad. The least I can do is be true to myself.

I can’t pretend to be something I’m not. And right now, I know I’m not the most awesome person out there.

And it’s okay.

There are times you will be at your worst and these are the times you need to just

— let yourself be—

and still love yourself anyway.

What If You Were Taken For Granted? 

Maybe ask this question to yourself. Would you continue to give all you have,  endlessly,  to a person who is constantly complaining,  being ungrateful and who takes you for granted ? 

If you were a Saint probably you would not mind such a behavior, but if you were for real, I’m sure it would bum you out for not being appreciated when you give with all your love. 

It’s okay if you’re not constantly being appreciated but if you’re always taken for granted,  at some point in your life,  you will withdraw and have second thoughts of giving to that person because of how ungrateful he or she has been to you. 

Now imagine the universe to be a human being. Imagine what the universe must be going through when it gives us unconditionally and we never really take out the time to acknowledge the amazing things it does for us in our every day lives.

It must be frustrating for the universe that despite of the constant gifts it provides us with every single day, we still take it for granted and have no courtesy to appreciate or be grateful towards it . 

And just as a regular human being would withdraw from doing good to someone who’s extremely ungrateful, so would the universe withdraw from the same after a certain point. 

We can consider that the universe must be having some feelings too. If we don’t acknowledge these feelings and if we don’t let the universe know that we really do appreciate all the good things it does for us, it will stop the flow of all those good things in our life. 

Because no matter how much of abundance or unconditional love the universe has, it definitely must be frustrating to keep giving to someone who doesn’t really value you and doesn’t acknowledge the efforts you are taking. 

We need to value what the universe is doing for us. It is literally keeping us alive. And so I think it should be our priority to stop taking things for granted and to love our lives a bit more. 

I’m sure this would make the universe feel a lot better about the amazingly awesome things it does for us.

Give this a serious thought. It would be a good idea to be a little more grateful. 

This Pointless Life

This is simply a vent out from one of those days of frustration, when no matter how many lessons you’ve learnt about life, there will always be a time when you just wouldn’t understand what meaning this existence holds.

What does this freak’n life mean?

A deeply grounded pain beneath, about questions, those ridiculous ones

‘Who am I?  What do I mean? ‘

These days every morning I wake up asking myself,

‘ What for? Do I need this anymore? ‘

But the day is anyway shoved up my ass

And for no reason at all it seems, I have to get up, cook food and eat

And do the daily chores that mean NO SHIT AT ALL

What purpose do we serve?

And I know the replies that I would get. The philosophical bullshit everyone gets.

‘Count your blessings, find your passion,  do what you love’

Bloody. Yes I KNOW.

This life is a complete joke!

No one gets out alive and there is no prize. There is no meaning and yet there’s nowhere to hide.

No,  you won’t get to a heaven or a hell, what lies beyond no one can tell.

All I can say about this freakishly pointless life is that,  I have no choice,  this is my life.

And atleast if I had a spare one or two,  I could have explored my options, could’ve walked more than one pair of shoes.

But my life is defined and this is the only one I get. What I do and who I become, my story is already set.

And who cares of what my story really is? Who dares to die besides me, how long will I be missed?

Not longer than a few weeks or months or even a few years. No more would there be too many tears.

What purpose did my life serve?

What meaning did I learn?

I played a character in this game of life and no longer needed the character will die.

GAME OVER in block letters will flash on the screen.

And probably this is all what my life would mean.

PS : Once again,  I’m not being a pessimist.