So, What is well being when do you really feel well in your life. When do you truly well? When you are very happy you feel well even if you are not physically ill you are still well isn’t it? Even If you are medically diagnosed as ill you are very happy right. Now you are felling well, isn’t it? So fundamentally well being means a certain level of joyfulness, a certain exuberance of life.
What is happiness?
We can say happiness is this that but in terms of life, your life energies are happening in a more exuberant way than what it normally happens.
Depression means your life energies have become very low and stayed. Happiness means your life energies are exuberant (full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness). There are many ways of describing happiness.
But only those who are happy know what it means to be happy there is nobody who has not been happy. Everybody has been happy but the problem is they are not able to maintain it, isn’t it? Everybody has been happy. In the last 24 hours how many moments of joy you know. One, two, three, and how many. Everyone can count on your fingers. Many people have nothing to count. When you were 5 years of age how many moments of joy you know in 24 hours. Lots of them, isn’t it? Somebody has to make you unhappy.
Now somebody has to make you happy, isn’t it? The whole equation has reversed somehow. All this effort of life everything that you do, did education, career, business, family whatever you did. Everything was in pursuit of happiness. Is it so? Everything humanity has done so far is in pursuit of happiness. Is it so?
In the last 100 years, they have done too much on this planet. With the use of science and technology, we have changed the varied face of the planet.
Today we have the kind of comfort and convenience that no other generation could ever imagine. What royalty could not afford 100 years ago today average citizens could. But are we any happier? We are the most comfortable generation ever on this planet. Is it so physically ? But are we also the most joyful generation? So it’s not worked.
Science and technology have brought an enormous amount of comfort in our life, things that we could not imagine 25 years ago are just a living reality today, isn’t it but are we any more joyful? No, and all this comforts and convenience we have not come easier, that have come on a tremendous cost, to every other life on this planet.
Yes, every creature from plant to animal and to everything including human beings have paid an enormous price to create this comfort and convenience and we are not happy then what is the point? We are literally making a bonfire of this planet. Its all right to burn the planet but if it makes us happy.
I think its time to look at it, isn’t it?