It was yesterday when an interesting question came up during a conversation with my colleagues. "What is the best gift that you can give someone?". "Time" said Rashmi. Time to listen to what a person has to say. Time to share how happening his day was. Time to have the small laughs on the most quirkiest of topics. Time to hold your hands together and have a walk. Its this time that people crave for from their better parts, from their family, from their colleagues.
Then a thought struck me. Is it just the moment that made us aware and speak up about such a rational answer or do we really believe in what is said and try to incorporate it in our lives. Obviously time is the most beautiful gift that can be given as it is the only resource one cannot afford to waste. But do we just say it to sound intellectual among a group, to sound good to ourselves? or do we accept the truth and try our best to give somebody our precious time. Its this difference between what we say and what we do that pricks my curiosity and gives birth to this question: Are we true to ourselves?
Recollecting my experiences, I observed many instances when I just said things to sound good, sound knowledgeable. Retrospecting further I found that there were many things which could have been incorporated in my life with just little effort. But I never made that effort. For instance, I always used to say that "One should devote some effort to discover his own talents. Be it writing, painting, music. Give it some time and explore yourselves". The truth is I never did it myself. I had just read it somewhere written by an intellectual person and blurted it out when the moment seemed right.
Happiness lies in understanding who we are. The veil that blocks this understanding is the difference between saying things to sound good and actually implementing them in our lives. Giving meaning to the words we say. Supporting our words with experiences, actions. Discovering ourselves. Being true to ourselves, at least!
Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony - Mahatma Gandhi