The Mirror of Satisfaction
September 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
There are two worlds. And I am standing at the intersection. Conflicted and bemused at most times. Which one is true? Which one is right? Where do I belong?
One, so perfect, just the way I think everything should be. I can never feel lost here. No rude shocks, no unpredictables, nothing out of place. I am so happy here! So satisfied with the world! My world!
The other just the opposite.. I never know what is going to happen. Hardly anything fits the way I think it should. Sometimes I am happier than I could ever imagine, and sometimes I am just so lost that I want to run away from this world!
One we create. Based on our beliefs, our perspective, our reasons and logic. The world that seems so perfect because we understand all its mechanisms, in essence it is, after all, how we define ‘perfect’! The world inside our heads.
The other we live in. Unpredictable, unreasonable, incomprehensible. The world so opposite the first, so.. un-perfect! (if that is even a word!) The world around us.
Its only when these two completely incompatible worlds show split seconds of similarity, that we experience clarity in our life.
For those few tiny moments, there is just one world- our perfect world.
But a few more ticks of the clock and we are back at crossroads.
So what does bring about life long happiness and satisfaction? Or can we at all?
Lets see. So we are in no way a multi-world species. We are most comfortable when there is just one world. In and around us.
But how do we reconcile these two worlds that seem so completely at odds?
If we thinking of changing on of the worlds, that could only be the one inside us. But how do we change something we create to an unpredictable world we don’t even understand?
First option crossed out.
But then what can we do? We certainly cannot alter the outer world.. If not the world itself maybe we can change the way we look at it, interpret it…
Maybe just notice the good parts, the parts that fit in and ignore the rest. Yes that should make us happy. After all we are just fitting the world into the one inside us right?
Then again, wouldn’t that be just like the pigeon who closes her eyes to ignore the cat approaching her thinking that if she cant see it, it is not going to eat it up in actuality too!
And we all know that is not how the story ends.
If we limit our view of the world and try to live within our imagination, reality almost always shatters it, sooner or later.
Does that mean yet another option is unavailable?
What am I left with then?
The only other choice I see also seems to be the most sensible one.
We must strive to reach our perfect world by altering our reality, even if never actually reach it!
Knowing that we are walking towards a convergence of our two worlds keeps us happy and satisfied too.
Don’t simply mirror your two worlds and fancy being happy.
Alter your reality for it to mirror your inner world by itself. And be happy.
Don’t just place the mirror between the worlds create it yourself. Your very own mirror of satisfaction.