All posts tagged: #joyful

Happiness, chained or unchained

What is happiness? Since a long time ago many philosophers and thinkers have been asking this eternal question. Someone ”has found” this state of mind, and someone not. We all understand that happiness is quite hard to define and categorise into the short sentence. One needs all life to find this entity, another a little trespassing moment. I won’t speculate about what happiness does really mean because each person on our planet earth has its own understanding of happiness, thus we can’t unite all feelings and experiences of happiness to one individual statement. In my opinion nowadays we tend to forget the depth of (moral) values which somehow construct our life and give a meaning to our lives. We take almost everything for granted. We should analyse critically ”existential forces” of our life such as life itself, responsibility, freedom, love, ethics and happiness. Everyone has his own right to do so or not, but we should nevertheless try. Even little thinking gives dignity to our lives. We shouldn’t fear to face unknown and, at the …

Say goodbye to fears

Dear readers, I would like to share a short post with you about fears. Please, remember that this post reflects my personal thoughts and they don’t tend to tell the truth about everything and everybody. I just want to share my ideas with you, and I hope that they inspire you to think about your life and our world and its lovely people. American psychologist, William James wrote in his essay ”Is Life Worth Living?”: ”Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” He is right but sometimes its much easier to say than to act. In spite of that, idealism exists and it can bloom with flowers and leaves of a better life. Everything depends on us, on you. Why are we afraid of life? In our every day routine life, in everything of this hectic life, everybody seems to be doing something very ’important’, and everything looks nice, well maked-up and beautiful. We try to give a charming and appropriate image of …

Lost Beauty

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) I am writing this post on my flight from Rome to Helsinki. While being in Rome, I was pondering about beauty, maybe as Jep Gambardella in Paolo Sorrentino’s film La Grande Bellezza. We have many values which construct our ”directions” in our lives. One likes driving a car, another ”travelling” every day by feet; in a same way, for one lying is a natural part of his everyday life, for another lying is the last choice and a sign of ”state of emergency”. These many values from gratitude to faith are creating personal moral paths. One of the most interesting and captivating realities is that each person has his own understanding for example of hope, faith, love and wisdom. Beauty is also an inseparable part of our self-awareness and consciousness. All this sounds very nice but in reality there are some tricky aspects in our understanding of the beauty. Our social systems and media give us very often, I could …