Simple to Laugh..! From Srimad Bhagvatam..!
“”The citizens will suffer greatly from the cold, wind, heat, rain, and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, diseases, and severe anxiety” – Srimad Bhagvatam 12.2.10″”
When the Lord himself describes Kalyug, the description isn’t calming. Rather, it is quite intimidating. And when you look around, you will find these entities to be largely prevalent in today’s world. Consequently, almost everyone is sorrowful without having many reasons to smile. But have you ever wondered what is the reality of so much sadness? Is it just because we are living in Kalyug? I don’t think so.
In my opinion, the sole reason for everyone’s misery is a strong attachment to everything that causes stress, anger, and hatred. People often keep recalling incidents that make them sad or angry for days. What’s the result of carrying so much baggage? Your heart starts feeling heavy, leaving no room for happiness, smile, and laughter.
Instead of clinging onto things that agitate you, it’s always better to forgive and forget for the sake of one’s own mental peace. Thus, the saying goes like, “Accept what is. Let go of what was. Believe in what will be.” One must always let go of grudges to feel even the smallest things that could bring a smile on your face.
It brings us to another primary reason behind people’s sorrow. High expectations! We expect numerous things from ourselves, others, and society. When we fail to experience what we wanted, it hurts us. So, the key to happiness is keeping low expectations towards life and feeling satisfied with whatever you possess.
Even a bird chirping, kids playing, sunrise, and dusk can make us feel happy. After all, life is full of pleasant things requiring our attention. One needs to identify the smallest reasons to smile and make others laugh every day.
Laughing is not at all difficult. We make things appear sadder than in reality. People expect too much and carry useless things to heart. Ultimately, we start feeling negative and sadness takes over.
So, the moral of the story is that we should keep all worries at bay before going to bed, and learn to enjoy every minute pleasures in the journey called life.