Enjoy the little things
Updated: Apr 6, 2020
As I stand on the balcony with a cup of coffee and a book, I gaze through the window at the empty streets and I sense a sudden feeling of loneliness creeping in. We surround ourselves by so many people, we spend our time in crowded places and we occupy our time as much as possible. However, at the end of the day we find ourselves alone in a room with only our thoughts.
Who am I when no one is watching? Who am I at the end of the day? This is the question that haunts me, the question to whom we all try to find the answer as we venture through life but only a few actually find it.
We occupy our time as much as possible with different types of activities that prevent us from the moment previously mentioned, the moment when you have to face your own thoughts at the end of the day.
We get caught up in all the material things that this world has to offer and we often forget that time passes by so fast and it does not wait for anyone. We forget to enjoy a simple walk in the park or on the beach. We ignore all the natural beauties that fill this world because we are stuck in a pattern. A pattern which we have all contributed to design, a pattern which has us more focused on the material part than on the natural, spiritual one.
Art, nature, music, literature, these are the things that nourish our soul and provide us with a deeper knowledge of this world.
Many people believe that by surrounding themselves with material things this will somehow bring them happiness and an eternal satisfaction towards themselves and their lives. Even though this might be the case at some point, there comes a moment in life when we feel like there is a piece of us missing and we desperately try to fill this sensation of void without even knowing what we are looking for.
The soul is the most fragile thing because there is a very thin line that can take us from delight to agony in a split second. This is why we need to treasure it more than any other object that we could possess.
We need to learn to make the most out of every situation that we face. We have to face both the good and the bad that comes in life but it is our choice if we focus and develop the good, or we stay stuck on the bad.
For example, the situation that we have come across right now, this pandemic that has radically changed our way of living. We can choose to feel angry all the time on the universe for what is happening or we can try to make the most out of this time.
It is not an easy thing to do, to change your life radically, to wake up one day and realise that the real world now resembles a movie with an epidemic disease that causes pain and destruction everywhere it goes.
However, we can choose to use this time as an opportunity to focus on ourselves. It is a quest that each and every single one of us has to confront. It is time for us to rediscover the little things that make us happy, like reading a book, cooking, painting, drawing, physical activities and maybe even take up a new hobby.
We should also take this as a lesson to never take anything for granted anymore no matter how insignificant it may seem. We need to learn to rediscover the beauties of this planet and to protect them and cherish them instead of destroying them .
This is the time when we can focus on our growth as human beings and acknowledge that we can do better if we put in a little bit of effort. We can make a difference!