What is the purpose?

The thing my Dad asked me when I told him about this blog was: “What is the purpose of it?” He didn’t mean anything wrong but that’s how the mind usually works. We put purposes on top of everything.

When I started this project I didn’t have a clear purpose in mind and decided not to put too many expectations upon it. I wanted to play and at the same time experience something new.

In this blog I would like to write about happiness but also connect with others so we can share and discuss our visions.

Of course, deep down in myself I’m hoping people will join me in this journey.

So “people” are important. Friends, family and others – they make up our surroundings, they contribute to our experiences and influence our moods. So whether we want it or not, we are all connected in a way. We are never alone.

In my exploration of Happiness I would like to hear what other people think. And I want to be able to reach and touch them somehow. I hope this would be a mutual process in which we will both find something in common – some answers, some comfort, provocation and inspiration.

I asked my friends on FB what happiness is for them. A relatively small proportion replied.

This made me think about how we act these days. We “like” comments, “share” postings but saying a few words is something we rarely do. We are all very active and preoccupied and we often stroll down through the pages without much consideration. We are able to handle loads of information at one time, multitask and be alert, but the genuine connection with each other seems lost.

So I’m truly grateful to Desi, Iva, Lewis, Amelie, Annie, Mila, Marti, Chefo, Neuro, Nina, who took the time to participate in the discussion. The feedback I got is really valuable.

A few separate ideas can be extracted:

Happiness is to feel comfort and harmony within yourself and between yourself and the people around you, things you do and your surroundings;

Happiness is togetherness, when you’re happy other people are. The sharing expands the energy so Happiness is contagious and it grows;

Happiness is in the small things, everyday life. Beauty is around us, every moment in everything we do;

Happiness comes from appreciating yourself and contributing to life as a whole;

Happiness is natural, it is our birthright;

Happiness is a part of duality – Happiness/Unhappiness, just like Light/Darkness, Life/Death, Day/Night, which are two sides of the same coin;

Happiness is not a constant. It is unstable and changes with every experience;

Happiness is an evaluation, comparison between past and present;

Happiness is simply to Be. To fully enjoy the beauty of the present moment, to feel the harmony of being whole and present now, to remember the elegance of who you truly are.

These quotations are absolutely genuine and it makes me feel happy for having them entrusted to me. At the same time I feel such an admiration to the human being as an entity. We are able to feel and express ourselves in such diverse ways. We think, estimate, evaluate, reason. To this we add experience and feelings. At the end we have а palette of amazing colours and shades.

Simply, this is Happiness for me now.

So next time we will discuss further on these sentiments.

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I'm Vilina Christoph and I share my journey of healing and transformation. My awakening was triggered by the death of my mother and sister of cancer. When the feelings became too much to handle, I started documenting my experiences of dealing with depression and anxiety, coping with the loss and grief, and the general lack of motivation and joy in life.  Since the beginning of this journey of transformation I've learned compassion, acceptance and love for myself and others. My mission is to encourage others to look into their pain and take on the path of self-love. By accepting who you are with all your imperfections, by loving yourself fully with all your wounds, you find the strength to be your most authentic self and you unlock your unique gifts in the world.

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