Happiness is a state of mind

You may all remember the statement made by Rahul Gandhi, “Poverty is a state of mind.”

Poverty is not. But yes, sadness is! Sadness is definitely a state of mind. So is happiness too. So what will you choose for yourself today?

Take for example, any person around you, or yourself for that matter. We find innumerable reasons to be unsatisfied and being morrow even though there are in fact countless simple reasons to be happy about; we just need to open our eyes wide to find those.

Let’s not consider porn or semi-porn or (euphemistically) adult movies for a while. But why do you think cheap PJ (poor joke) movies still work for the masses?

You see people on Facebook clicking selfies, this city one day, the next other day. Beautiful cities. Beautiful places. Lot of people around. Be happy for them. Be happy for yourself that you also know so many people indirectly.

Simply try smiling at stupid stuff people do even when you don’t feel good inside. Your smile may lighten someone’s day and the circular loop of happiness will do the same thing for you one day soon. The 6 degrees of separation* phenomenon.

Let bygones be bygones. And think of past only for happy reasons. Don’t ask why this happened or for that matter why this did not happen. That would never help you in being contented. ‘cause past anyway you cannot change and why to be sad about something you cannot do anything about any more. You can only think about having a better tomorrow.

Mere chhote chhote khwab hain
Khwaabon mei geet hai
Geeton mei zindagi hai

(Translation: I have li’l small wishes; my wishes include songs; and my songs have life of their own)

So sing along the melodies of FM, day and night they play for us. Just sit back and relax. Check out the life of others only once in a while and be happy for all the things you have in your life.

*The theory of 6 degrees of separation states that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.


About Alka

Trying to just make some sense out of things and put some sense into me!! :) :) :)

Posted on September 15, 2014, in Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Nice thoughts.. Love it… and btw.. “Apni khushi sasti hai”, another way to say what you said 🙂


  2. Nice post ! Thank you for sharing this 😊


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