Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Road To Hapiness


Define happiness?..


What does this word mean to you?


Can you do that for me?define happiness?


Some would say it is embracing faith and God..


Some would say :happiness is a choice. You choose to be happy ,and happiness is yours..


Some would say it is fate..


Some would say it is the look on the face of your beloved one while you whisper your affection softly..


Some says it is the smile on the innocent face of a child..


Or in helping starving kids in the African deserts..


What is happiness?


Is it love?


Is it faith?


is it achieving your dreams?


Is it sharing?


Is it indulging your self in lust?


Again ,define happiness?


Is it no more than a chemical delusions made by our brains ,as scientists tell you?


Or is it our souls reaching to higher levels?

What is happiness?
Why does it matter to us?
Why we spend our lives seeking it ?
What is this so complex ,yet so simple creature?
I'm out of words


Till next time



Regards

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

DOC! getting all phylosophic on us. You have touched on a tough topic. I think happiness is a personal issue. Meaning it is not a "one size fits all" emotion. For some people happiness happens naturally, for others it comes in the form of a "little blue pill". I Think happiness also comes in stages, like life. What makes one happy now....will change with age.

Gosh Doc, now you have made me think! Yicks! Good work...as always! Your latest groupie! K.H.

dusk till dawn said...

salam Dr
well its a very touchy topic .
as they say its a one million dollar equation. so iam gonna say this do not laugh
its how or state of mind/ feelings of joy and pleasure all blend together at certain daily motion
H: harmony/ hugs
A: appreciation/achievements
P:pleasure
P:product of whats makes u feel fulfilled
I: important values in life
N: no cosmetic on the face or a fake masks to wear
E:existence in daily life
S:sanction of life
S:sacrifice we make to reach happiness

Crowded Mind said...

so complicated topic !
I can't answer all these Questions because I'm not happy
Allah bless you Dr

fe aman Allah

enlightened spirit said...

peace of mind and serenity of soul...
I used to have them, but lost recently :(
wish if I can get them back soon :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Doc..... Its me again (your new groupie). I thought of the cheesiest line.....When life hands you lemons.....make lemonade! For some reason that thought popped into my head after reading this blog. I wish I could say life was like a lemon, who knows......maybe it really is? Love your work...keep it up! K.H.

Gheriani said...

Simple pure happiness is expressed in the picture you have at the beginning of your post:
A Breath of Clean Fresh Air,
A Clear Morning above the Mountaing
And Floweres blooming everywhere.
C'est la joi de vivre!

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Benghazi Citizen,
Great post as always. Love the fact that you cause us to think outside the box, so to speak. For we seem to get so set and focused on our daily lives that we forget to think of things such as this very topic. Thank you!

Benghazi Citizen said...

K.H:Thank yoiu very much..Great to know that it made u think ,i like that,that means the blog had touched some thing inside and i like to think that..I liked the lemon/lemonade thing..bye the way ,,fresh lemon juice is my favorite.I liked what u said about happiness and life and how they are alike in coming in stages..very excellent description..and i do hope i won't need the little blue pill:)..Thanks
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D.T.D:i didn't laugh ,i promise..Actually i liked what you wrote..have u come up with that your self??? it is really good,,,
Thanks.
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crowded mind:There is times when we feel down and unhappy..There is other times during which we feel blessed and happy..The problem is ,some times hard times lasts for a very long time so we forget the good times..
I know the questions i asked are un-answerable on so many levels..but i certainly hope that search for happiness will be fruitfull for every body..Thanks.
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Enlightened spirit: we all had such times ,,when we lose peace of mind and serinity of mind ,it seems like the whole world is un-worthy..I can imagine how u feel..I pray for the peace of mind for all...
I hope things get better for u:)
Thank u.
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Gheriani:you are 100% right...The only place in which i feel really good about existance is the open ,clean ,and beutiful nature..Un-touched with no cars or loud voices to spoil..That is why i go every year or so to the green mountain to enjoy my self away from the city.Last trip was in last November ,i posted about that here: http://benghazicitezen.blogspot.com/2007/11/day-two-threeshahatcyrene-susa-ras.html
Thank you very much.
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ibeebarbie:glad you liked it..and glad that it made u think..As i said above ,it means that it touched some thing inside...
I hope you will alwas be happy surrounded by your family and loved ones..
I hope Amira is fine and happy:)
best regards

dusk till dawn said...

salam Dr
yes i came up with it my self just a one off , maybe i was so happy that day ha ha ,
gld u did like what i came up with cheers

Benghazi Citizen said...

Good to know that you were happy the other day DTD...:)Inshallah always..
Nice done
Regards

MusicLover said...

• Keep your thought process and think positive.
• Volunteer and learn to be a giver.
• See the world for what it really is.
• Lighten up.
• Be yourself.
• Make a scheduled time every day for relaxation.
• Get a job you love.
• Develop a strong relationship with your family.
• Choose the right companion.
• Choose your friends carefully.
• Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself
• Wish the best for others and mean it
• Keep learning.

These are not my words but do express my own thoughts. Plus I believe if you find the real soul mate in your life plus kids, you could not ask for more.

Parents "They have to be happy" also have to teach their kids to be happy so that they do not fall in depression in future

The Incredible Journey
youtube.com/watch?v=T3sXiNm5ogs


Bobby Mcferrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy

youtube.com/watch?v=yjnvSQuv-H4

Benghazi Citizen said...

Music lover:Thank you...The list is great and so realistic..I loved it very much..
Thank you for stopping by
See you
Benghazi Citizen

JUANITA WEINGARDEN said...

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else.Yours is a nice blog.

Benghazi Citizen said...

juanita: thank you for ur comment ,glad u stopped by. Yes u r right ,some times the real way to happiness is by giving others the very things that make u happy. Thank u