The Secret of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

I read a bit of Dr. Seuss the other day. It was super fun. He’s a great writer.

The cool thing about Dr. Seuss is that he wrote in his own style. Did his own thing. Awesome! I love that.

I want to do the same with my own writing. Write however I want. And freely. It’s more fun that way, me thinks.

The other cool thing about Dr. S is that his words rhyme in a fun kinda way.

So, I thought I’d have a go at that in this post on happiness. I hope you enjoy it!

The Pursuit of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is futile,

Especially if you run run run.

Instead calm down and chill a bit,

And have some friggin' fun!

Have you ever tried chasing your tail,

It makes you go round and around.

And you think if you chase harder,

Then the tail will get closer to you.

But yet the opposite happens,

The tail just moves faster with you.

And that’s because the tail is,

Stuck to the back side of you!

I’m not big on chasing,

It’s futile, childish and lame.

Much better, stop the chasing game.

And instead smile and don’t blame.

Too much desire is the real enemy,

Because it’s based on untruth.

The untruth is desire brings happiness,

Just look at spoilt children, will you?

So if happiness is the destination.

The place you want to be.

Then aim for happiness direct,

And that’s by contentment, okay?

Contentment. There lies the answer.

Peace. That's the way.

No chasing after happiness.

Just let go and relax away!

Shamash Alidina

Positive feedback always welcome… ;-)

More interesting insights about happiness will be coming in my next post...and not in a dodgy poem form, so don’t despair…

You can see and share your own poem and comment on my blog post of this post right here below.


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