Happiness is everyone’s birthright — provided one embraces the element with alacrity and also glee. Happiness is not just something that connotes contentment or pleasure — it corresponds to tranquillity, as also the ordinary and the extraordinary experiences of everyday life. This isn’t all. Happiness is part and parcel of our spiritual existence and quotient — it percolates and expands the purpose of being good to oneself — irrespective of one’s material, or other, acquisitions that we may have. When happiness is shared, it becomes not just the embroidery of life, it also lasts long to spread positivity around.
While we cannot ‘lock’ ourselves up in continued rapture as spiritual seers, or monks, are wont to, all of us have the resources, if not the hand-hold, to remain happy and also aware of ourselves and optimally efficient, even in the midst of the common pitfalls, or difficulties, of everyday life. Just think of it — if happiness can be achieved in the everyday hubbub of life, life can go on smoothly, without pandemonium that corresponds to self-centredness, arrogance, or ‘puffed up,’ self-propelled egotism.
All of us have the ability to connect to and realise happiness as a god-given attribute. This has nothing to do with riches — it resides within all of us. It is a straightforward, attainable element. It pertains to simple, subtle energies, the basic contentment for life, including the aptitude to be level-headed and accommodative of oneself and others. The more we comprehend such pragmatic, or realistic goals, we would clutch that all movement of the self arises from the unconscious self and ‘from the ground up’ in the divine perspective. This leads to a state of understanding our pure sensory responsiveness in the best possible manner.
All our emotions consist of cognitive processes and bodily feelings. They are all keyed to our brain’s organisation and also functioning — not just whether or not we should think of our physiological activity in terms of muscular systems, or coordination involved, our voluntary or involuntary responses, including their expected objectives. We should realise that it is more than just our mind’s occupation to perceive all primary and secondary structures of our emotions in the course of a thought. You’d call them assembled emotions, rising in contexts, as signal aspects of human imagination, related as much to causes, as consequences and patterns for everyone to distinguish, ‘spot’ and comprehend without kerfuffle.
To state the obvious — what comes next are contexts and patterns that one has observed, distilled, or grasped. You may relate to such entities as ‘light particles’ in the universe — and, also in the human dimension — something that corresponds to happiness centres in the brain and represents our emotions, or patterns. Any which way you look at it, emotions present us with a host of choices — right from a simple to a complex idea, or the most long-winded to the most composite, yet basic enough for one to figure out for one’s day-to-day use. This is because every corporeal or cerebral effort, be it the sciences, the arts, the humanities, or sports, brings about a sense of balance between a fundamental exemplar and its fringe. It is, therefore, no quirk that our ancient philosophers delved far more expansively into our emotions, happiness and the celestial as three grand mysteries, while articulating them as not just the realm of the individual, but also as our emissary with a divine intent.
(The writer is a wellness
physician and author)
Rajgopal Nidamboor