“You’re having a celebration? Then, count me in!”
“Celebration? Not for me. I have too much to do, too much already going on in my life.”
These are two different kinds of reactions when it comes to celebrating YOUR life, or celebrating LIFE itself. Of course, we cannot automatically call the former an optimist and the latter an introvert. That would be too much of a generalization. But, it is easy to get cynical when life is not going the way you want it, or there are too many things still to be done, leaving you with little or no time at all to savor the tiny joys in life. And, under such circumstances when you see someone else celebrating, you wonder how could they find the time to do so, how could they be so cheerful even amidst chaos, hurt, turmoil and responsibility.
Not an easy task. But not impossible either. I keep telling myself that because there are times when I do find myself voluntarily sinking in the thought of the worthlessness of life with its hypocrisy, superficiality and the lack of that elusive goal (maybe spiritual) that would grant me the eternal joy I am seeking in life. Sometimes, there seems not just enough time for everything to do in the world. Sometimes, there seem to be too many memories stacked together in my brain. Sometimes, there seems only the Maya that rules and the Inner Soul lost in the whirlpool of daily existence.
Oprah Winfrey says, “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” So very true, isn’t it? You can see nothing and yet see the whole world in it. You can see everything and yet see nothing in it at all. As time passes and experiences mould our emotions and reflections I long to believe in the celebration called life. There is so much to see, feel and hear about in this life. There is so much to gain, love and create in this world. There is so much to be happy, sensitive, loving and grateful for in this universe. Isn’t this what celebration is all about? Even as our minds goad us into believing and following the logistics of living, somewhere deep within, lie our souls waiting to spring into happiness, longing to spread bliss around and celebrate!
Walt Whitman has rightly said, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
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