Friday, February 27, 2009

A Reason to Smile - A Transition needed

I have always been wandering why people say that they have no reason to be happy . There are people who always sulk about what they don't have, they keep seeking things which they don't have but others have and then they curse their fate as they think that they never get what they want in life. They keep finding the negative in their life instead of focusing on the positive aspect .
I was one among them a couple of months back , but then I met a friend and got closer to another, and in the process, I realized the true meaning of "Living a life". We all have problems in our life , though we feel our problem is the worst of its kind , the fact is that there are people who suffer more than us, people who fight life every second,These are the people who always have a smile to greet others .
They are always two dimension to look at the situations we are facing . One we look at them and say , " Why me??" and the second we look at it and say, " WOW now that's a great opportunity to learn something , thank god its me " . A great chunk of us always say the the first part and I was one among them . We need to understand the importance of the situations we are in , we need to understand that we are all nothing but learners and we should keep learning , that what makes us efficient .
I happened to listen to Kiran Bedi's speech and among the priceless views she shared , she said, " Create the Maximum out of Nothing ". This is one statement that is haunting me, right from the moment I heard it , Such a beautiful sentence ,it oozes with positivity. I am trying to work on it. Friends if we look at each situation in life as a learning lesson we would go far ahead in the race of life . We should understand the meaning of Kiran Bedi's Statement , We need to look at each situation and ask our self ," How can I do something about it? Why am I there ? what steps can I take to revert the situation? "
Trust me , the moment you start implementing this situation in real life, you would notice the change not only in you but also around you .

Lately I heard one of my friends complaining that god was punishing him for his deeds . Now this is something where I differ , I somehow do not accept the idea that God's purpose is to Judge us , I do not believe that God is sitting up there only to give his verdict on us . No I believe God is a beautiful Friend , someone who stays with us no matter what, he is there to Guide us , He is there to support us always . At the same time I also believe that the world is a mirror, whatever you give to the world you get back , and it is this that people confuse with punishment . People think that god is punishing them , but the fact is God actually is giving an opportunity to learn , an opportunity to realize one's mistake and an opportunity to believe .

Life actually is beautiful , but we need to see it that way . My belief on positive energy was reinforced , when recently I was reading the interview of a NGO member , there she mentioned that she was abused as a child . She narrated stories of her horrifying past, but what was unbelievable was her learning form that . She said that , " Today I have compassion for the people around me, because I know how they feel , I can relate with the pain they have. I don't think I would have been the same person if I did not have those scary incidents in my life .Today I , thank God not only for giving me courage to fight odds , but also for my childhood as that is an integral part of my personality " . This is what living a life is !
I could not assure myself of what she had written , I was simply left mesmerized by her words .There was this Lady who had the most horrifying childhood yet she is smiling and thanking god , and there are those million around who are cursing their very existence .


The only mantra for being happy is " seek happiness , seek positivity, look out for where you can create maximum out of nothing " .

18 comments:

manish said...

Good one arnav ...First time(Personal view ) u have shown the depth of ur thinking ...

intellectgyani said...

hey nice one..

Jaya said...

Arnav, ur writin reminds me the character of Antonio in one of the finest work Shakesphere, "MERCHANT OF VENICE"...There Antonio ws sad cz he ws nt happy n vice versa... what u wrote is the truth of life and known to all but nobody actually cares to think over it.
Take ur e.g only....u wrote this blog only after meeting ur frnd,listening to kiran bedi spech or the speech of that ngo member....but ws it that u realised this fact by urself.....???its not only u , bt every single individual in this world belongs to that "great chunk of people...."as referred in ur block..What is appreciable in u is that u hav undrstood this fact that bein happy depends only on ur approach to a situation n nothin else..which is realised by vry fe....!!!

Kartz said...

Hmmm... Thought provoking, dude. Well written!

Happiness is all in the mind. U need to look within urself to find a source of inspiration. Happiness can be found in how u choose to perceive things.

I was commenting on a blog the other day which spoke of true happiness. And my answer? Give up the sense of *I*.

Keep 'em coming...

Peace.

Netika Lumb said...

very earnestly pen down.. really nice and very honest :)

Vikas Gupta said...

Sorry, I am making off topic comments. Will read your posts later, very busy for some months presently.

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

You've a very beautiful blog (and a very interesting title :Voice of teh Enigma!). You can keep the labels thing in the sidebar (presently it's in the bottom).

Ciao!

Jinxed Pixie said...

ah, yes, life is beautiful indeed...
loved the post...

Sophie said...

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be..!!

Nice one!:)

яノςんム said...

beautiful post there..

indeed, optimism is sumthn tht keeps the life going :)

n reason t o smile, wen u find, none, juz try looking into the mirror :D

btw, thnx for visiting, keep coming back :)

shanty said...

dude....well written.... i guess all people feel tht life is good even with bad times....but that is also a phase..... all of us also feel depressed and dejected.....wherever they are ...at whatever post theyy are in.....,.. . U know it never matters at what post or what economic condition u r in.... u will always feel all emotions of life , of optimism, pessimissm, elatedness, bliss, rejection etc etc..with equal thrust as thers..that is what life is.... a collection of emotions!!... u all have to experience them all... and feel how true and important they are!!!.... u just experienced optimism!! :D !!!...cheers!!...im too drunk!! :D

Pallav said...

Arnav...i think i must tell uu that i also share same thoughts.. but i differ, first i crib 'Why me'
then i realise the importance. i m true beliver of God and i have unbreakable faith. Same something happend wid me in my life n i have wrote all that i my first blog for
'You never know'.
http://pallav-destiny.blogspot.com/2009/02/right-time.html

Very Intersing...tk crrr..
Beautifully pen down, it speak your honesty and faith for others and for ownself.
Keep Writing
Cheers

Arnav said...

@ Shanty: Thanks dude.. for visiting the blog...

Well true that we as humans experience all the emotions , and I have actually had an optimistic experience which changed a lot of things :)
But i also did realize that We need to keep a optimistic approach in all the situations...

Arnav said...

@ Pallav : Thanks dude for the visit..
Well I think the question "why me" , brings negative vibration... which actually may lead to situations which are not in our favor .. So i prefer to begin looking at everything with a positive perception..

Som said...

Happiness is about satisfaction, if you are not satisfied then whatever we have we can never be happy.

But again being satisfied at times sound synonymous to stagnation ...

Whatever it is ..the line making maximum out of nothing is inspiring ...

Vineet kumar said...

good one ....

parthiban said...

Quite inspiring buddy!
I loved reading it!

Arnav said...

Thanks Vineet and Partiban for visiting my blog :)

Arnav said...

@ Som . Thanks dude..
Well true it is satisfaction which leads to happiness , so If we look at each situation as if we are seeking a learning from it , and we actually learn from it , we would be truly satisfied... :) and thus happy :)