Happiness and sorrow may depend on the circumstances, one has to undergo. Sometimes one can change the circumstances that cause pain, but that may not always be possible. Still, the man tries to make his circumstances favorable to him; and, he is free to do it.
The unhappiness caused by interplay of human pride, prejudices and one’s lack of willingness to change is disastrous. It creates an all pervading mental field that makes us unhappy in an irreversible way as no change in our circumstances can reduce the extent of our sorrow.
Although our mind and intellect are as physical as our body, desires and ego; but they have superior abilities to regulate their own processes. Supported by human efforts they can align their processes with the laws of nature that maintain and sustain life in the universe. Our pride, prejudices and unwillingness to change in the right direction, that is, towards the universal laws of nature, have inertial properties, the properties of stagnation, decay and death.
Unhappiness caused by adverse circumstances is trivial disturbances in our life that are associated with our efforts for survival. We can reduce it sometimes, but cannot eliminate it altogether. It is strange that we waste a lot of our valuable energy in trying to become a perfectionist in the matters of reducing our pains caused by our circumstances; and leave the most devastating causes of our sorrow, that are, our pride, our prejudices and us being unwillingness to change in the right direction.
PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]