Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ― Mahatma Gandhi
How often have you experienced true happiness according to Gandhi’s quote?
Personally, I believe that I do every day. Not all day, of course, but at some point every single day I experience the form of happiness where what I am thinking, what I am saying and what I am doing are in harmony.
Most of the time, it is when I am writing that I find this state of equilibrium.
What makes you have this kind of happiness? Is there a particular hobby or activity that brings you into this harmony? Feel free to post them below in the comments.
I’m not sure what it is about writing that puts me into the state of happiness. Perhaps certain endorphins are being released into my brain which signal some other receptor to send a message to something else and by the time all the intricate workings of the brain are through, (this takes microseconds, by the way) I have a big ol’ grin on my face as I type merrily along!
How the brain works
I really don’t know about all the things that make the brain work. I know there are things in there like the medulla oblongata (I learned that from “The Waterboy”!). I know there are things like the prefrontal cortex and the different lobes, but I don’t know what makes synapses fire. I don’t know why the right side of the brain controls activity on the left side. I just know that it works and I’m fine with just knowing it does and letting it do its work and not fussing with it too much.
I know that when my little sister developed a tumor on the right side of her brain, because she is left-handed, she has a significant amount of trouble making things work correctly now.
I know that the brain works really hard sometimes and I notice it. I know that other times it works so seamlessly that I forget I have a brain. (I hope that makes sense!)
But I do not know what makes the brain do all the marvelous and wondrous things it does.
And, I do not know why writing makes me happy. I just know that it does.
I believe that if what makes us happy does not harm others or ourselves, then it is a form of true happiness that we can embrace and let flourish!
Be your own kind of happy today!