It is this time of the year again. Right. December. The holiday season. The end of the year. Millions of people around the world celebrate. What we celebrate often we choose, but more often depends on what has been cultivated into our being.
Whatever you choose, whatever you believe in, whatever you respect and love, celebrate it. Fight for it, take care of it and keep walking. That is the most important part. Don’t forget to keep walking. To grow and to learn, to let change and growth happen to you.
Celebrate your families and friends, your adventures and achievements, your goals and hopes. Hope is what we all celebrate, even without knowing it. Because we always hope for things. We hope that we did well or that we will do better, next year. This is human nature and we all should respect it. But hope does not take us places. Actions do. Purposeful, goal oriented actions that come with clear thinking and analyzing one’s own mindset, desires, and capabilities.
Although this may sound like speaking with universal terms, this is the truth. We are not the same people we were 15 years ago, aren’t we? We all change, one way or another and we need to embrace that. Things and people happen to us and they change us.
Life is not a well-defined equation that requires the same constants. Life is movement, series of events and people we can all call variables in an ever-changing equation. It is not math though. What works for some does not work for others.
We have to be willing to adapt and to learn. Most of all, we have to learn to be happy. To find out what makes us happy. And this is always a process. A process that takes some years and some tears. Sounds cheesy, but this is how it works.
Because joy is the goal of existence, and joy we must achieve through action, not by surrender. It would be treason to surrender; to surrender to a nurtured mindset, to someone else’s believes and goals, to culture and social frames that never considered that the goal of life is happiness. The type of happiness that we achieve by the means of actions, of shared passions as the social, conscious beings we are. Joy is also a verb, not just a noun. Create your happiness!