Thursday, September 16, 2010

An Answer!

Once I asked nana, what is more important, being happy or being rich, is it important to worry about material gains or is it better to give time to each moment that gives us the sweet flavour of happiness, is it good to let people be or being there, close to them, even if our mind tells us that we're not needed for the moment....
His reply was very simple and yet answered all the questions doing their rounds in my mind...he told me that there are two things that rule our judgement and our decision making is our mind and the other is our heart. Our mind is a more practical being, it has learnt to differentiate between the right and the wrong, it gives two clear aspects to everything, either a thing should be done or it shouldn't, our mind is also very formal in its nature, reserved to its thinking and setup, therefore the more practical, reserved lot in our society ask us to use our mind, while completely ignoring the interference of the heart.
Our heart is a creature who has its own say, it tells us what seems impossible and yet the thing that would make us happy....coz our heart is all encompassing, it knows what exactly we want, how we feel and how others would feel about us, sometimes it just goes beyond every boundary and signals about things that are going to happen and to our surprise most of the time it stands correct! Our heart has a negative aspect to it as well, sometimes it pulls us in several directions and yet roots us to one where we would finally land...that's our heart...the one that rules over our soul, coz it has the power to purify our soul with its love.
Do listen to your mind while searching for an answer but always consent your heart for its authenticity!
Being rich is good but can all the wealth in the world buy true love that gives us happiness....a labourer doesn't have wealth but he does have a smile of contentment, coz he knows that when he'd reach home he'd be welcomed by his family and would eat together with them...a rich man might be greeted by an empty home, coz his children have a lot more to do then to wait for their father...its good to have wealth but the amount that keeps us grounded and helps those in need. When you find your loved ones sad, its not necessary that you make your presence felt by making a big hue and cry or a loud announcement of affection, you can just be in the same room, or sit close would definitely make them realise that they are not alone to handle their worries, there is someone who cares.....leaving people alone and going away is never a cure.
We can get answers to all that goes in our mind, it's just a matter of striking the right balance between the head and the heart, coz those who love are rich and those who just run after material gains lose on the best moments in their life...

I ran to fulfill all my needs,
from day to night to the next eve,
and whenever I ran I got a call...
Dad come home soon, don't you miss us at all...
I turned them down and ran and ran..
until one day I could run no more,
and then when I called out to the time I missed,
there was nothing I had, to call my own.


  1. Well said. If we could listen to our heart and mind, and pursue happiness more than materialistic gains, everything we seek will follow!

    Love the verses towards the end - drives home the point, bang-on.

  2. YEs Very nicely put, I think in my own way that HEART is pure and its the mind which sometimes makes it evil.. THe mind does a lot of permutations and combinations, WHat If's, and BUT's. . and so on..

    You are so right in saying that mind tells us how to g about it and yeah I take my heart to say its right.. THe heart has that Authenticity Stamp ..

    The little poem in the end .. TRUE..

    Money can buy everything these days, but not contentment that comes from HEART.. Good post

  3. Beautifully put.
    The heart tells us to pursue happiness while the head gives us the practical route to it, which may not seem very exciting. Finally, it all comes down to our decision, whether we listen to our heart, head or both.
    Loved the poem, towards the end :)

  4. Mind engages in thoughts,Heart throbs with emotions.
    Knowledge bridges the gap between the intellectual and the emotive attributes.

    It is difficult to live poor these days.Problems simply get compounded. Being ill and having no money is worse.Rich at heart does not necessarily mean poor in material.What is important is to strike a balance.

  5. Sana,

    Very nice post. Heart and head - use both. We know it but they way you put makes perfect sense. Refreshing post

  6. This is another great post. I don't think money brings happiness, not a lot but I don't think the very rich are happy. Once you buy everything, what is left to make you happy. You are right, use your mind and heart together, I agree with Destiny's child. Thank you for coming by, have a nice weekend.

  7. very thoughful post...
    the toughest times are when heart and mind clash... which tends to happen more than often :)

  8. Your Nana has given a beautiful the simplest form very easy to understand.
    ANd the poem in the end says it all...very nice Sana.
    good day

  9. Do listen to your mind while searching for an answer but always consent your heart for its authenticity
    Should it be not the other way about?I am not sure.
    Lucky you had a wonderful Nana to shape your ideas and guide you.Not all are that fortunate.You were blessed in that regard

  10. A simple thought beautifully put, difficult to practise.

  11. Today only a few friends were having a discussion over it, and we came to the same conclusion. :)
    Lovely post!

  12. Beautiful piece, Sana! Glad that you had written this. :-)

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