What a lovely formation of white clouds against the background of blue sky!
I find it to be a visual treat, and as I started observing, the clouds dispersed very quickly than I had anticipated.
Simply put this treat was momentary.
I started wondering about the nature of my feelings.
How to describe this temporary feeling?
Was it joy, happiness or pleasure?
Joy vs happiness vs pleasure
Do they represent the same feeling or different feelings?
One can also get confused while using the terms joy and pleasure.
My understanding is
Joy is constant and derived from selfless action. Joy is a choice made by the individual, while happiness is temporary, selfish and mostly limited to the individual.
While joy is difficult to express in words, happiness is easy to describe.
“Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into the world from deep within you.”
Regarding pleasure-I think, pleasure is derived from external sources, unlike joy. Pleasure is derived from fulfilling one’s desires and pleasure is always temporary like happiness.
So what do I think of my feelings when I watched those clouds?
I am sure the feeling was a joy.
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever” John Keats
No doubt this beautiful moment in front of me at that time, brought me joy that is going to be forever since this true beauty is timeless.
Some people rubbish Keats’s theory. They say that beauty is never permanent. They say that beauty manifests incidentally and passes quickly!
What are your thoughts?
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