Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Too much

Got this in an email forward.

"Fundamentally, you are seeking a relationship because you want to be happy, joyful. Or you are trying to use the other as a source of your happiness."

"If your body goes in search of a relationship, we call this sexuality.
If your mind goes in search of relationships, we call this companionship.
If your emotion goes in search of relationships, we call this love.
If your energies go in search of relationships, we call this yoga. All these efforts are just to become one with something else, because somehow being who you are right now is not enough."

- Jaggi

More of the article here.


Rams said...


Vivek Desikan said...

Quoting from the article:

"If you are forming relationships, trying to squeeze happiness out of somebody and the person is trying to squeeze happiness out of you, this is going to be so painful"

Why does every relationship have to be an effort to "squeeze happiness out of the other party"? Why can't a relationship simply be a realization of the synergies of "physical, psychological, emotional, social, financial or political needs" of the two parties?

Again, quoting from the article:
"Shifting your life from the pursuit of happiness to an expression of joyfulness is what is needed for relationships to really work"

IMO, presence of an efficient market mechanism to address this pursuit of happiness, and realization of the transience of the happiness thus sought, should work!

Gokulakrishnan S said...

How far is 'simple(!) seeking of synergies/needs from the other party' from squeezing happiness out of another?

ROTFL on the efficient market mechanism part. Totally agree :)