Happy in life and happy with life?
Human life is triangularly surrounded or filled only by ‘Why’, ‘How’ and ‘What’ questions or events and nothing else. Whereas life of animals are appears to be only on the space of ‘how’ and ‘what’ ...
Human life is triangularly surrounded or filled only by ‘Why’, ‘How’ and ‘What’ questions or events and nothing else. Whereas life of animals are appears to be only on the space of ‘how’ and ‘what’ questions as they never seems to search or ever had found reasons for the ‘why’ questions.
When you approach life more with ‘why’ questions or when you live with more of what and how question or searches, you can be happy with life?
You can be ‘happy in your life’ when you search an answer to the question of ‘why’, but remember you can never be ‘happy with life’. One needs to understand the difference between ‘happy’ with oneself and happy with ones life or otherwise the meaning of ‘happy in life’ and ‘happy with life’.
Happy with oneself is highly self centered, however it need not be harmful. The people of such ilk know how make themselves happy and cool. They know the art of balancing life, emotion and situation but largely for themselves. Sages and spiritual seekers fall under this taxonomy.
On the other hand, the people who settle peacefully with ‘how’ and ‘what’ questions can be happy with life as they can be very responsible to others or to their family. Such people are generally materialistic in nature. Greedy and otherwise all money oriented people fall under this group.
Will ‘how’ and ‘what’ questions could co-exist with ‘why’ questions? In the absolute sense, never they can co-exist. If at all some could perceive such co-existence, it is only perception and not the fact.
‘Why’ questions in life cannot be answered and no one also knows why such questions cannot be answered? If one found an answer to the question of ‘why’, the same answer automatically becomes the part of ‘how’ or ‘what’ questions.
In truth, the ‘why’ could remain only as ‘why’ when there is no answer to it? In other words, answer to the why questions can exist only in the premises of ‘what’ and or ‘how’.
In spiritual sense, ‘why’ is nothing or empty. Why has no meaning, definition or shape or size or colour or odour. But still ‘why’ exist deeply in our life, invigorate our happiness & sadness and becomes our hope & strength.
To make it more precise and understandable, one need to relate the meaning of ‘how’, ‘what’, and ‘why’ to the simple incident in our life. If someone develops a serious health problem definitely has to seek medical care. On diagnosis, the patient may get an answer to the question of ‘what’ is the problem. The same patient also may get answer to the question of ‘how’ to treat the disease from the clinician. But neither the doctor nor the patient would ever get an answer to the question of ‘why’ he or she got the disease. The moment we establish a possible cause, it become an answer only to the question of ‘how’ and not to the why as all the people who are living with the above cause never develop such disease.
The message is that learn to live in the premises of ‘why’ when you answer ‘how’ and ‘what’. Too much of ‘why’ or too much of ‘how’ and ‘what’ will make our life uneven and uninteresting like how the game of see–saw will be uninteresting only when the weights on the either side of the fulcrum is uneven.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr S Ranganathan, Director, ClinRise Derma Pvt., Ltd., Chennai