Thursday, April 5, 2012

The catch all #6 or a funny little thing called happiness

As most of you know I am quite the picture addict, meaning I love to save funny pictures I find on Facebook or twitter etc, and save them to repost later. ( giving credit to the original poster of course :-) I came across this one picture that just said something so prolific yet in my opinion, not 100% accurate. It said "I think. We complicate things when it's really quite simple; find what makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy and your set. Promise." but what if happiness is simple for one person but not as easy for another? What if the route of contentment is a straight line for some and A long twisty path with lots of sharp stones and pitfalls for others?
For some the path to contentment has become so full of snares and dead ends that it becomes tougher and tougher to find the right direction but who's fault is that? I'm not trying to say that we should point fingers and say its "my parents fault I can never be happy" or" it was a bad relationship" or "it's mine" I'm not here to point fingers or to give you a reason to point fingers. I just don't think we should say something as monumental and important as happiness should be thought of as easily attainable for everyone. But I am most certainly not saying its unattainable. Whatever your path is to it, go for it. With out shame or reservation :-)

Friday, February 10, 2012

The catch all #5 or the art of cleaning the bathroom mirror.

Ever wake up and realize that you are not the person you were a few days ago? A few months ago? Or even a few years ago? I had one of those moments this morning as I was stepping out of the shower, I wiped the steam from the mirror and I had one of the epiphical moments when a voice at the back my mind said "what happened?" I looked in the bathroom mirror and realized that the "me" I was so proud of being has been obscured, by the negativity and brashness of others or by stressful situations. Like the way my reflection was hazy in the mirror, in the same manner I had become convoluted. And in the same manner I need to reach up and wipe away the negative influence of others.
Once I came to this realization, I started to see how it has poisoned every area of my life, my relationship with my significant other, or with my family & friends.
I was very upset with myself and promised myself to make the mirror clean again. And that is the promise I make to everyone.
Maybe you need to do the same? You need to wipe the residue from the reflecting glass of your soul. We all have some and every now again we catch a glimpse of ourselves in it. But what you have to realize, like I did, is that one must simply reach up and wipe it all away from the glass. It maybe easy for some but not others, but either way it's worth it