Look around you. You will find that car, about which you have yearned for once. You will find the home in which you always wanted to live. You will find that sofa set and the television which you always wanted in your home. You will find yourself working for an organization in which you always wanted to work. Now, come back to the present. Do you still excited about driving that car which is parked outside your home? Do you still sense the amazing aura in the home in which you live? Do you still find that sofa set and television attractive or you feel that you need to change it as soon as possible? Are you still enthusiastic about working in that organization as you were on the first day of your job? I’m quite sure that you will get the similar answers of all the questions above, which are undoubtedly ‘NO’. We are every time dreaming for a new car, new job, new sofa set and every materialistic thing. We are not revealing that this is a vicious circle, a continuous process which can provide us satisfaction and happiness for some time, but doesn’t last long.
We are not realizing that we are chasing the completely wrong things. We are stuck in this vicious circle. We are involved in this cyclic movement which is not going to stop ever. Trust me it will not. No matter how much money we earn, how much people we know, how many people know us, there will be some desires which will never going to fulfill.
The question arises here is “What should we yearn for then?”
This makes me remember one incident.
When I was six years old, I used to sit on my Dad’s lap when he used to drive. He makes me holds the steering wheel almost every night when the roads were vacant. I used to feel so good. I used to tell all my classmates that I know how to drive a car. I really don’t know whether they believe that or not but I used to feel darn amazing about it.
One day, some relatives came to our place. Looking at the opportunity, my little brother brought the car key’s which were hanging near the door. We opened the car’s door and he sat on the Co-driver’s seat. The very next moment, I recalled how my Dad drives and I tried to imitate the process. Next Moment car started moving with uneven jerks and we bumped into the pole which was next to our home. Almost every neighbor came at our place to know what actually happened. Both of us were safe, but one of our neighbor tried to stop the car with his bare hands, was injured. (Sorry Uncle)
Every time I remember this incident, I laugh. It fills the air around me with laughter and joy. Though at that time I was frightened , but today it’s a great memory to cherish.
So, today I’m writing not as a 23 year old, judgemental person, but as a 6 year old enthusiastic, joyful and happy child who is so excited about driving and imitating the things his Dad do.
Joy and laughter are two ever-lasting stuff, which makes you satisfied round the clock. It changes the aura inside you as well as around you. if we find the joy and happiness and laughter all the things we are having presently, trust me, you will understand the definition of satisfaction. It will also increase the level of happiness and worth of the next materialistic thing you will buy.
With this, I wish you a very happy new year, again not as a 23 year old guy, but as 6 year old not-so-good driver.
May this year brings you lot of joy, laughter and happiness.
Keep smiling, keep loving, keep laughing
With lots of love, laughter and peace
Himanshu R Nagpal