I wish to discuss the topic of ‘Searching for Serenity’ in a different way.
The point I wish to stress is that ‘The Serenity’ we all talk, about is nothing but temporary relief.
How true Alan Watts quote!!
What is serenity?
It’s the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.
Why should you search for serenity?
My friend, it should be part of your routine.
Yes. It’s possible to be calm in all those stressful times.
It guides you on how to be calm in the presence of troubling situations.
Both your physical and mental well being is taken care of.
These things are possible because you are in charge of your life.
Most importantly you can control your reactions to the impact of your emotional status.
How does one achieve serenity?
Is it possible to find serenity in this chaotic post-Corona World?
With COVID reborn as OMICRON, and multiple variants fast-spreading, and the disease showing its fangs and economic activity at its lowest, so many loss of jobs, people struggling to survive, more restrictions, now truckers strike spreading everywhere, and many busy knocking the Heaven doors, how can you expect Serenity?
My friend, I understand your concern.
Everybody including you and me suffering a lot.
Yet it is possible to achieve serenity.
Luckily there is no set of rules.
Each one of us is different and each one of us tries to find serenity by some means that can differ from person to person.
“The poor long for riches, the rich long for heaven, but the wise long for a state of tranquillity” Swami Rama
You have full freedom to laugh at my suggestion. It is fine with me. As I told you above, each one of us is different and can have different approaches to attain serenity.
Some seek serenity in the external world and many try to find peace by spending time with Mother Nature or with pets or may find solace in drugs. Some may plan travel. Some try music. Some others may find peace in art. There are so many avenues you can search and try.
Here you are trying to achieve ‘serenity’ by external means.
You are dejected because your serenity is elusive.
You are back to square one. Is it not so?
My friend, mark my words. Serenity does not come from your ‘external state’
It comes from your ‘with in’ my friend.
“Grant me the serenity,
To accept the things I can’t change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference” Unknown
- Life is not just about your family problems or imbalance of your work-family commitments. It’s much more than this. You do things that make you smile.
- Be thankful for what you already have and many are denied even the minimum luxury you have at present.
- Remember you have to win the battle in the mind.
“The need for happiness will imprison you far more than happiness will liberate you” James Pierce
Thank you for your visit.
Take care, my friend.
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