“Excuse me, I’d like to exchange death and sadness for two boxes of happiness and three kilograms of love. And, if its in stock, get me three scoops of joy while you’re at it!”
Imagine if we lived in a world where feelings and sensations were tangible, where we could physically touch and see them. Love would be a red fluffy heart shaped pillow filled with golden light. Happiness would be a never ending piece of flowing cloth. Depression would be a backpack filled with tremendous weight and Death would be a silent crawling insect.
But we can’t see this invisible realm. It’s beyond our scope of vision, yet it exists like the space between stars and planets. We know this because we can measure it using scientific method.
The fact is we are only beginning to scratch the surface of what it means to be human.
And while we’re on the subject, let me pose this question to you, can humans fly? A few days back, I saw a music video where a man was passing above the canopies of vast forests like a bird on caffeine, dipping into valleys and rising above mountain tops, all done with the aid of a rocket pack. Although it takes a hefty piece of technology and plenty of fuel to do it, the answer to the question is hell yes, humans can fly (with the aid of a jet pack!)
What about those monks in the Himalayas who sit in freezing temperature in thin robes without feeling a chill, or that boy who sat in a deep state of meditation for four years without sustenance? And have you heard about that disabled man who paints with his feet? Or the doctor who cooks and feeds the homeless? Big or small, examples are all around us though at times fear, conditioning and personal strife hold us back from seeing the beauty.