Before I start my rambling today, let me wish everyone a Happy New Year. May you all taste all the success you have been working and/or hoping for.
As the clock ticks its way to 00:00 hours, the whole world seems to be in a frenzy to welcome the new year 2010 and bid adieu to 2009. Such occasions make me wonder: will the coming dawn be really any different from what we had today?
As far as I can see, there will be nothing remarkably new except the Calendars hung at different locations in our homes and offices. The sun rising will be same old sun, the nature of tasks to be accomplished in the office or at home will remain the same, as will everything else.
On the other hand we can’t deny that the morning of the 1st of January does seem different than 364 or so other mornings. So what makes it different?
IMHO, it is a purely psychological thing. We, the humans as a collective, choose to believe that the morning of 1st of January is something special, more enjoyable and fresher than all the mornings we experienced during the year, and as a result of this choice the morning does appear to be different than the hundreds of other mornings we saw during the passing year.
This fact demonstrates a tremendously significant truth in our lives: things are as we choose to perceive them.
Just think about the statement for a moment. Isn’t it true that the whole world is relatively happier on 31st of December and the 1st of January every year? It is easy to see or demonstrate that these days have nothing special about them to make the world happier; it is just that the people choose to be happier on these days. Probably one of the greatest truths in human life can be stated in simple terms:
We are miserable or happy because we choose to be so!!!
It all boils down to our own choices we make consciously or subconsciously, doesn’t it?