Have you ever felt so happy that your heart overflows? Have you ever felt guilty for feeling happy? Sounds like a contradiction, but it happens. Many times we don’t know how to accept the happiness in our lives and give thanks for it. Sometimes, we think that it is temporary or that we might put a jinx to it if we enjoy it for long. What is wrong with this picture? Everything.
Many times we think of the old adage that said – “After much laughter, there comes the tears.” I thought of this adage and how sick it is to think that happiness is something that we have to grab fast because it will disappear and be replaced by some sad moment and suffering.
This adage is an example of the power of words in our feelings, and in entire cultures. Words are passed from generation to generation. They build stories, they become tools for educating entire families, cities, countries … civilizations. They become sacred or heresy; they become anointed with the same feelings they have provoked in people. But they are just words, and we choose to give life and meaning to them.
The truth is that there are happy moments and sad moments – and we should embrace both to grow as humans and spiritual beings. Our Creator made us to enjoy our lives and be happy. (This is a personal belief). However, even when you do not believe in a Creator, a God, or whatever you choose to call it – him – her …. one thing remains true – It is silly not to enjoy a happy moment or a happy life. It is silly to feel guilty about pure happiness, and moreover, to let a silly adage cloud a perfect day!