Ask anyone - what do they want - and the answer will be emotions like - happiness, contentment, success, achievement, peace - All describing a world thats inside us, thats intangible.
Ask a second question - what do you do - and the answers will talk about actions in physical world like job, business, cook etc - a world thats "outside" of us, thats tangible, can be seen and touched.
Is there a relation between the two worlds ?
We go to a party to feel happy, we eat out so we can be happy, we go on a vacation to be happy.......
We achieve a lot in business and job to feel content .......
In essence, we are doing a lot in the outer world to feel nice inside.
Check for yourself, does the equation work this way ? If this were so, the sages, yogis, babas, hermits, would be the most unhappy - are they? The rich, famous, flamboyant would be most happy - are they?
But then if party, eating, vacations cannot give us happiness, what will ? The answer is- we are already happy. Dont believe? Neither did i. Why dont we experience this happiness then? because some negative thoughts superimpose a feeling of misery over the innate happiness.
This is very deep and needs to be explored and understood. What do you think ? Write back at [email protected]