Jelan and I have been driving together the last couple of days. It is really a pleasure to drive him to college and to have those extra moments to have some deep conversations about life. This morning, we talked a little about how we ‘see’ life from our various perspectives, drawing specific reference to the vision which a giraffe has of the world is different when compared to a turtle. Our conclusion was that a person’s vision is unique to them – they can only see as far as their unique level.
The conversation expanded to our general disposition in life and how we perceive others and how others may also perceive us. He said something which left quite an impact on my mind:
“Comfortable sadness can almost feel like happiness.”
How profound. How true.
It made me realize that sometimes we hold on to sadness because it is comfortable. We perhaps don’t know what it is like to be happy or may have even decided that we don’t deserve to be happy. Sometimes, we repeat our unhappy stories until we make them become ‘how’ our lives should be. Even when opportunities to be happy are begging us to join in the vibrancy of happiness, it is more comfortable to remain in our sadness. Sadness can even become a way of life and eventually define our personalities, our lives and even the relationships which we share with others.
On the other hand, maybe what we perceive as sadness, may not be sadness at all!
What are your thoughts?
I believe that each time the universe feels our happiness, there is a global shift in human consciousness towards greater love, compassion and kindness… and even with one single breath of happiness… the entire world beams.
I believe that sadness does the same thing… every single moment of sadness, also creates a global shift in human consciousness towards greater despair, and fear.
It is o.k to be sad but don’t let sad moments into a lifetime of sadness.
It is o.k to be happy. Multiply your happy moments over and over again.
My thoughts: I am happy. I choose happiness as my way of life. I embrace laughter, joy, fun… as much as I can… as I push beyond my boundaries… and I am so delighted with all the wonderful people, great opportunities, amazing places and beautiful moments which this world is blessing me with every day.