Have you ever checked the vastness of the ocean its calmness, its ferocity? Its at its own will, without any boundaries or restrictions. The large expanse of the sky with its limitless borders and the flocks of birds free to reach any part of this world – freedom, unconditional love without any strings attached to it, is this possible in today’s world?
There are so many lessons that we can learn from Nature, but man is caught in this web of relations and has his own set of self created norms that binds him. As an individual I wish I could have pursued a career that interested me but my parents had their own aspirations so needless to say I had to abide by their rules. As a daughter-in-law you need to care for your in laws interests before you could even think about your priorities. As a son you need to care for your parents as well as wife’s feelings and need to satisfy both of them without even hurting the other party. Its a tight rope walk where you lose your happiness in the bargain against satisfying others needs.
Why can’t man lead a life without any expectations from anyone and live life to his terms? Can’t he lead a life the way he wants to, as in the wind free to caress and blow in the direction it wants- self driven unlike man who is driven by others interests. Sacrifice your own interests, happiness in the wake of fulfilling others desires. Its always said that the more you try to curb someone with your own interests the more he/she will drift away from you. Its like clutching tightly a handful of sand, so that you don’t lose it, but in the long run you realize that you have been losing particles of sand and in the end you are left with nothing.
Have you watched the movie Life is Beautiful which depicts the unconditional love the father showers on his son? Roberto Benigni’s character always teaches his son the goodness in the worst of the situations. Its all about the perception that one has towards his/her life. Its for us to take the best of it. Its also about the unconditional love that the father gives to his son even at the brink of his death.
I somehow haven’t been able to fathom this whole thing completely, might be in the long run of life I could actually relate to it and figure out my quest for happiness.