The mystic Rumi had said that the longing of the human soul comes from separation from its source. Our soul keeps on pining for novelty, freedom from the daily hassles of life and trying to change things from status quo to avoid sheer boredom.
Tell me something, are you happy in this modern world ?? These are lyrics from a song I have listening to in the replay mode quite often as it speaker directly to my soul.
The world which makes things so mundane, compulsive, you can get caught up in the cycle of emptiness and makes you feel that being shallow is totally fine. Shallow as in when you are afraid to dive deep into emotions, into yourself or others. You are ok with just passing by life and not really living it.
During the good times, one usually finds himself longing for change while in the bad times, one just feels the terrible things.
Have you ever noticed that its easy to say ‘be alive’ than actually ‘being’. Its easy to exist than live to be honest. Living requires an expansion of one’s consciousness which we are all aiming at.
I live everyday but not to the extent I wish to yet small steps are better than not living at all.
What if our existence itself is all about learning to live than rushing through life ? The purpose of life is to understand how to live than creating a destination that one ought to reach before dying.
Irony of human existence
Man’s inherent state of being is one involving anxiety and hopelessness. Yes, it’s possible to overcome this sense of isolation and not feel alienated by finding a purpose.
As we strive to become free, unique individuals we still feel the need to be in the company of others. Hence we seek out the comfort of conforming to a group to not feel left out.