Happiness with Equilibrium
Carp Diem is a Latin aphorism that calls for people to live to the fullest right now. “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die,” said the Roman poet Horace. But does life only consist of these pleasurable pursuits? There’s an essential goal that is necessary to make people happy. On a fall’s day people could stroll in the woods then watch a powerful life-affirming film. They could take a trip to some exquisite place, or read a good book that warms their hearts. Still these joys might not satisfy their thirst to be happy. People could even breathe in the fresh air at the seaside; swim in the ocean, or bike on the beach as the sun shines brightly in the sky. Still happiness escapes them. Why is this so? It’s because they are only satisfying an emotional, physical, and intellectual need. But do they ever stop to think what is lacking? It could very well be that with all they are doing there isn’t any balance in their life. They might well be neglecting their spiritual growth, and their soul’s longing for fulfillment. This benefit only comes when they are inspired by God, Allah, Brahma, or Dao. Only then would their happiness become enlightened having attained the necessary equilibrium.