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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happiness.....

Happiness lulls us with the deep relaxing stupor filled with sweet dreams but pain and sorrows makes us sleepless and restless. Pain makes you angry and depressed while the happiness gets you in a more cheerful mood and lets you forgive and forget things, which have caused you deep pain and anguish in the past. But to be able to feel pain is a sign of being alive and being aware of your surroundings. Pain unfortunately keeps you glued or chained to your past, but can also be interpreted as a sign of recovery as it ensures a chance for change, recovery and survival too, since the entire mind is concentrating or engaged in the task of fighting for getting back the control over our lives. Otherwise the pain will dull our senses and weaken our resistance to fight it with tooth and nail against its dominating power.

The pain is a reminder that you are alive. The pain is the greatest catalyst. It overwhelms us no doubt, but it also brings about a subtle transformation of one’s consciousness as it increases the field of awareness to such an extent so as to include others into the direct line of observation or the observation field. The pain gives us an opportunity to connect with each other with more compassion, maturity, understanding and sensitivity. This makes us aware of the pain and anguish the other person is undergoing which is tearing him apart just like us. This knowledge is the greatest tool one can have to transform the lives of those around him and eventually everyone including his own.

9 comments:

Bhushan said...

It is very nice post. However, compassion fails when it comes to race, caste, color, war, riots etc. Compassion is talked about after conducting massacres and achieving selfish goals leaving humanity to sufferings and pain.

Dorothy said...

Bhushan ji,
Well said, I totally agree with you. Whatever happens, it is the humanity, who suffers and silently bears the brunts of prejudices harboured by the world at large.

अनुपमा पाठक said...

pain is the greatest catalyst...
well said!

कुमार राधारमण said...

Though pain really teaches a lot,unfortunately,many a times,we tend to learn only when in pain.

Avinash Chandra said...

Rightly narrated with an apt selection of words.

"Pain unfortunately keeps you glued or chained to your past, but can also be interpreted as a sign of recovery as it ensures a chance for change, recovery and survival"

True, very true!!

प्रेम सरोवर said...

It has been rightly narrated in the truest sense of the term Pain gives us a lesson that it will not remain permanently but will soon go away by giving a beautiful and bitter experience of life.

ZEAL said...

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I love my pains. They are my strength. They stimulate me. They Motivate me. They inspire me to do something different. They enabled me to feel others pain as well. They are assets.

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Bhushan said...

Thanks Dorothy for your comments regarding Mahabali's myth. His successors are comparable with Sisyphus. They make efforts for development but they are frustrated every time. You have read that in my very mild language. Thanks again.

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