While I was always looking outside the window for the rainbows when it rained, all the colours were right there within me.
I thought I’d be the happiest man once I’ll have that job, car or girlfriend. It’s not that our thoughts are delusional but rather we are conditioned to be delusional when we are taught to pursue happiness. As if one can, as if one has to be entitled to be happy, as if one has to deserve to be happy.
Televisions are busy selling us happiness. Friends keep telling where to find it. Society defines what happiness is. From the day we born we are asked to pursue it relentlessly. We believe that someday we will be happy and for that day we must make sacrifices today. We let our hearts ache and we leave our mind on wars that were never meant to be fought in the first place. Even if we end up achieving the goals that society has set for us. Even after getting what we were pursuing. When the burst of dopamine subsides we realize that happiness is still far away. While in reality, it was always around in form of companionship, in form of joyful work, in forms that we wish it to be. Happiness is always around and it is always a choice that we can make to ourselves. Happiness was never meant to be pursued. It was meant to be ensued.
Probably that’s why I didn’t feel happy when I got the job or when I bought a brand new car. While I was always looking outside the window for the rainbows when it rained, all the colours were right there within me. It was already past midnight but I was still awake. Unusual for someone like me, even though my eyes were burning my hands wanted to write what I wanted to say.
Happiness is a choice.
You can choose to be happy.
Happiness cannot be pursued, it must ensue.
I will not let anyone or anything take away my happiness from me. It’s my decision and I shall guard it against my life.
I will not look for it outside the window.
Honestly, at the end of the day all that matters is that are you happy?
Are you happy?