Be Happy in the Moment
A couple days ago I was reading “ The Myth of Sisyphus” by Albert Camus. I really liked his ideas, maybe they are a little bit too dark, but still they are so true, though most of the people never think about that..
“ Likewise and during every day of an unillustrious life, time carries us. But a moment always comes when we have to carry it. We live on the future: ‘tomorrow’, ‘later on’, ‘when you have made your way’, ‘you will understand when you are old enough.’ Such irrelevancies are wonderful, for, after all, it’s a matter of dying. Yet a time comes when a man notices that he is thirty. Thus he asserts his youth. But simultaneously he situates himself in relation to time. He takes his place in it. He admits that he stands at a certain point on a curve that he acknowledges having to travel to its end. He belongs to time and, by the horror that seizes him, he recognizes his worst enemy. Tomorrow, he was longing for tomorrow, whereas everything in him ought to reject it. The revolt of the flesh is the absurd. “ – Albert Camus
This made me think – we often do not appreciate the presence. We are so busy – everyone is rushing, doing things, and it all then leads to stress, unhappiness and even depression. We are just used to think that this someday of ultimate happiness will soon come and everything will be OK, we just have to wait a little bit more. But the fact is, that this day will never come and more or less everyone of us have reasons to be happy right at this moment. The most difficult thing is to appreciate this now.
So slow down and think about those things:
1. First of all remember that you live better than millions people around the world. If you ate breakfast this morning you are better off than the 800 million people worldwide who will go hungry today. And don’t think that it’s just happening in Africa. In the United States 9 million people “frequently skip meals or eat too little, sometimes going without food for a whole day.” (Source: bread.org) And check this site http://www.globalrichlist.com/ . Approximately 1% of world’s population has the computer – if you are reading our blog – smile – you are one of those lucky people !!!
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2. Appreciate people who are with you. Be happy with them today – you don’t know what is waiting for you in the future, but if today you are with those you love, no reason to feel unhappy..
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3. See the beauty of the world. Every single detail. I always wonder how people can not notice such things like blooming trees in spring..
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So if you are not hungry, you have your home, and even an internet connection feel happy now, enjoy this very second. Remeber that you live in the now, so don’t wait for tomorrow.
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