20 February 2010
Taut shoes theory of Bliss
A friend once said , when things are not going for you , when it has not been your day , month or year and you feel like letting go ….you need to buy a pair of shoes one size smaller.
That way , he said , at least when you remove them at the end of the day , (or multiple times if you choose to), you will experience a moment of relief . Of bliss.
Now reflect on it for a moment.
Don’t we all have our “pair of tight shoes” that we feel as a prerequisite to feel blissful. Be it buying a Ferrari or a house . Career progression or your children’s achievements . There exists a goal, one needs to reach , for one to feel happy.
Don’t we all have a special place, be it a beach a park or a café , that we need to be in , to feel tranquil .
Yet the more I ponder , it dawns to me that happiness is a state of mind and not a reward for attaining an end. So it is with tranquility .
So may it may be , that the tight shoe method is not so inane after all. All you have to do is to condition your self to feel content …just like that…and you will be