Sunday, August 11, 2013

Be Happy; No Matter What.



View from my happy place!
I woke up this morning with the strangest feeling that someone needed to hear some words that I would write.  I'm not entirely sure who that is but that's not my concern.  I write them anyway.

I opened a document on my computer and couldn't find a word to say.  So I went on Face book, drank some coffee, tweeted and then it dawned on me.  I need to blog. This is where I will find the person who needs to hear what I have to say.  So whoever you are out there needing to hear a voice that you haven't heard in a while, if you're not simply a fanciful thought of mine, surely someone might enjoy a few ramblings on this most amazing sunny Sunday morning.

It has been forever since I've posted here and I miss the freedom of being Breeze and saying all that I think in this place that for me has been so very freeing.  Here I don't care if the writing sucks or anyone reads it.  Here I can pour out all that is in my soul and hope it touches the soul of someone else in some small way.  More often than not though, it is I who gain from this place, not those who read my silly musings.

Today I want to talk about something light and easy.  I want to talk about life and its purpose or more specifically, the question "Why are we here?"  Just a shallow topic really when you get to the basics of it all.  There are books and theories and religions and philosophies all designed to answer that question.  I've read quite a few of them and I've narrowed it down to one simple reason, far beyond leaving a legacy, living a good life, being pious, helping others and all of that.  Here it is.  Are you ready for it?

We are here to be happy.  I know this to be so as sure as I know my name is Breeze--which it truly is here--where I am free as the wind.

I am here to be happy as are you and for me a turning point in my life came a few years back when I learned that simple lesson.  In fact I've become increasingly selfish in taking my happiness.  I will find ways to feel good and be happy at any cost.

This does not mean that I run roughshod over the hearts of others or am selfish in the way people tend to think of when they hear the word "selfish."  I understand that every person out there is trying to be happy and find exactly what I am and I allow them to be that way.  I just refuse to take responsibility for their happiness and set them free to not be responsible for mine.  Isn't that simple?

I guess it's the ultimate in self reliance when you are not only in charge of your own actions but in charge of your own happiness.

Somebody told me once, "When someone accuses you of being selfish," you're on the right track.  My kind of selfish isn't typical though.  Because I've found that when I'm assisting others to their happiness, well, that's when I am happiest.  To give is a great joy.

I am just very aware that to have joy I have to have a great deal of solitude and quiet.  I have to write.  I have to walk in nature.  I have to lift weights at the gym and be fit and strong.  I have to listen to my kind of music and I have to have long conversations with interesting people.  I need to write to find joy and I am very selfish in doing all of these things so that there is a better me.  I'm selfish about taking all of that for myself.

So that's it, my answer to the question "why are we here?"  summed up in one brief blog post.

And as always, keep in mind that I love you and always will, no matter what.