We are but small butterflies in the garden of life


“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you”

Nathaniel Hawthorne


We search everywhere for happiness in the mistaken notion that happiness can be pursued and owned forever.

Search on google gives you a whopping 1,67,00,00,000 results in less than 0.5 seconds.

I suspect Amazon must be having more than 100,000, books on ‘happiness’.

Some said selling ‘happiness’ is an industry worth billions.

So much money and so much attention, my friend…just for that ‘little’ happiness.

Quotes from saints, sages, poets, pundits even happiness experts are abundant.

The happiness index is readily available.

Happiness is always linked to a butterfly


I don’t know.

You can help me.

What is the technique you follow to be in the ‘bliss’ always?

You don’t mind sharing?

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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11 thoughts on “We are but small butterflies in the garden of life

    1. Thank you, Dolly.
      Do you know one thing?
      I am in ‘bliss’ whenever I interact with you.
      So, there is a clear difference between happiness and bliss. One must make a clear distinction.
      Happiness is derived from the possession of materials either living or non-living. This happiness is temporary and jumps from one material possession to the next material possession from one wish to another wish. So it’s a never-ending process.
      This is ‘happiness’ from external factors.
      While a ‘blissful’ state is constant, unlike happiness.
      Bliss can be achieved by controlling the mind without any feeling of bitterness.
      My thoughts on achieving bliss are as follows.
      It’s simple but difficult to achieve.
      Avoid these 7 deadly sins…Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.
      Certain things are easier said than done. And we are busy searching for happiness instead of making sincere attempts to be in ‘bliss’
      And it’s impossible to come across a person who is in total ‘bliss’
      Maybe mine is an overstatement.

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      1. Dear Philo, you make me blush all over the internet.
        Bliss is a state of pure joy or PERFECT happiness. I agree, it is almost impossible to find a person who is in “total bliss.” I feel this way when I dance, for example.
        Happiness is not necessarily material; it is a state of contentment, and PERFECT happiness is bliss. For example, I am perfectly happy when we sail.

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