What is happiness? That’s something I often wonder about when I allow my mind to drift. The answer is both simple and complicated. Happiness does not exist, yet it’s weaved into certain moments in time.
I never experienced sublime happiness. Some might say I am a lost cause, but I have found happiness in the little things.
The moment when a certain soul connected with mine in a way I never thought possible…
My first walk in a new city without any itinerary in mind…
A certain night, sipping a gin tonic in a garden…
All those moments in time were simple and came without me searching for them. They were simply there, waiting for me to find them and grab hold of them.
Happiness exists in fleeting moments; it’s not a permanent state of being.
You know, it’s funny how we can get caught up in the pursuit of some grand, all-encompassing happiness, as if it’s this elusive treasure we need to chase tirelessly.
But in reality, happiness doesn’t need to be this monumental achievement. It’s more like these little, scattered gems that we stumble upon when we least expect it.
Make It Happen
Sometimes life is not about what you do, but what happens to you. Sometimes you are a rock in a meteor shower, running toward your destination so fast and burning so bright that the world around you fades into a blur.
Yet other times, you are the planet itself, and you sit back, doing your old routine of rotating around the sun and around your own axis. Then the meteor shower comes and shines down upon you. You can fear it or you can embrace it, enjoying the moment as it passes.
Life has this incredible ebb and flow, where sometimes you’re the active force propelling yourself forward and other times you’re a passive observer of the events unfolding around you.
When You Least Expect It
Unexpected events can shake up our routine, challenge our notions of control and predictability. They can be intimidating, for sure. Change can be unsettling. But there’s a choice – a choice to fear the disruption or to open ourselves to the wonder of the unexpected.
I remember a particular moment when I felt a connection with someone on a level I hadn’t thought possible. It was like our souls recognized each other, and for a brief moment, the world seemed to stand still. There was no searching involved, no deliberate effort to find happiness – it was just there, waiting for me to acknowledge it.
Speaking of acknowledging… That’s a hard one as well. It takes courage to be vulnerable, to allow ourselves to be seen, to be understood. And it’s even harder to accept when it happens. Especially if it happens when we least expect it.
That’s how life works. It surprises us. It challenges us. We search for certain things until we’re tired and give up. When we totally let go, then booom! Life happens. And we can’t control it. No one can.
Don’t let those motivational posters fool you. You can’t control your life. But you can live it! You can choose to cherish those moments in time when the unexpected happens. When the world seems to stand still along with your soul.