Twisted Happiness


SOMETIMES our greatest fortunes come to us in the disguise of misfortune. Yes! I do believe in this theory. Sometimes we do not recognize that the things that we want to run away from are actually meant to be ours. The problem with us is that we lack patience and do not value the tragedies specifically targeted to us for a specific reason. Why is this that we are so impatient that we want everything at the drop of the hat? Why do we want everything to happen the way we want it to? Why do not we trust the superpower that is enveloping us? Well we all know the beautiful stories of humankind are the woven in the toughest and the darkest phases of life. We got to put bells on our imagination to keep it from spoilage. This spoilage is caused by over thinking and worrying too much.

Some things are hectoring me for the last few months, some things which I want to change but cannot change on my own. I need some superpowers to fight these demons within me. Sometimes we complain of a variety of things we encounter in our lives, the better brands, the splashing red Ferrari, the luxurious house, the posh society, and if we do not get them, we crane for a better view of life! I am paralyzed in this fog of superficial nature of Homo sapiens! This strikes me as nuts! I cannot sputter my objection in front of other people, because strong minded people will find sense in it but weak minded people will be offended! If people challenge me intellectually, I go nova with happiness; it feels like a signal of defeat which I like to face!

Our thoughts can be destructive, like a pack of vultures hunting for the prey to ounce on! Sometimes we get through the day, the maelstrom of emotions, interrupted by what is called wavering and rushing thoughts, but we need to be stabilized at the end of the day. We cannot be perfectly happy without a tinge of madness and sadness, a bit of insanity is required to unravel the mysteries of nature! Just be patient! Live your life in confusion, laugh at the mistakes but do learn from them!

Azra Mufti, a regular contributor to Kashmir Observer, is Assistant Professor (Finance) at the IUST, Awantipora.

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