Sorry for never posting anymore i am in italy and have been drinking a lot of wine!!’n
Judgement hinders imagination.
Happiness and compassion have limitless abilities that nourish and energize the very core of our being. Joy is a human necessity—as important as food, water, and shelter I believe. When we smile and laugh, we connect. This connection is what gives us the nectar of life. Food, water, and shelter is what keeps us alive, yes. But joy keeps us living. In the moment to moment, day by day, chronological rule-of-thumb that Time has set for us, we humans can live either in happiness (within the realm of empathy and unity) or despair (living a life independently without seeking connection or joy). I do not mean to argue that to be sad is wrong. Most of the time we need to experience tragedy in order to create the ultimate conclusion that is: love. Here I mention love in the greater sense. Love is all things. Love stems from the good and the evil. Satan fell because he loved God so much that he aspired to be as great as Him. No, I am not comparing anyone to the devil. Nor am I religious for that matter. But I do believe in love, especially happiness.
Like a virus, like cancer—-happiness also grows in a similar matter. It is persistent, strong, and resilient. I know this and you do too. You have felt it. How one day you might be feeling absolutely terrible and then your best friend, your parent, sibling, or stranger did something to cheer you up. Joy shakes you and curves your mouth into a beautiful curve much like the shape of a mother holding her child. Happiness transforms the chemicals in your brain to make you feel good. Biologically why would that be there? I beg this question and know only one answer: that humans are creatures that are destined to be happy. We are destined to interact. Much greater than that, we are meant to act kind, loving, and compassionate towards one another. Our destiny is to be happy and to connect. If we deny this natural instinct (and it is an instinct—-don’t we gravitate to people who make us happier?), then we deny ourselves our right to live fully and happily.
Through this brief essay, I challenge you and myself to pursue happiness in life. Uninhibitedly and through actions of kinds toward one another.