Many of us feel like we do a lot. Yet all this doing doesn’t seem to give us the mental peace and happiness we expect to find. Why is this?
Maybe it’s because we don’t have our priorities straight?
Despite knowing what is important and what isn’t (like family time needs to be balanced with work time), I’ve often found myself slipping one way or the other.
Much of the slipping probably happens because of the need for external validation. I’m unsure of what my action or decision will lead to, especially if it’s an uncommon one. And so I’d rather look at what others are saying, going to say, thinking, going to think – about me! Really? Is anyone thinking about you/me/us? How much are we thinking of others?
A lovely quote I came across is on Mahatma Gandhi’s suggestion for getting to that happy state.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
This alignment, irrespective of what the external world thinks, could be the answer to internal peace.