THE MIRROR OF ERISED

Jan. 16, 2020, 8:38 p.m.





I sometimes wonder what I would see if I ever get a chance to look at the Mirror of Erised, as it shows the deepest desire and I wonder what my deepest desire is… Is it to be successful or be rich or be popular or happy?

And this is where I stop… the main desire; the main wish is to be happy… Right!

Again the question arises, what brings me happiness? And again I wonder… if the thing that brings me happiness is my deepest desire?

Because the main goal is to be happy, right!!!

We all seek happiness. Our paths could be different but the goal is same, to be happy…

This happiness could be a little tricky, we crave for it and work hard for it and after all these efforts, it still manages to escape. And the most surprising part, it sometimes comes in most unexpected way like, walking on wet grass, the voice of rain, the sunny day after so many cold or rainy days, the smell of the arrival of summer in the air, the first bite of chocolate and what not…

But do we wish for these small things? Do we ever think of these small ways of gaining happiness? Don’t we have a well known concept of happiness which clearly states ‘be rich and be happy’?

They teach us at school ‘Money can buy you the bed but not sleep’ but deep down somewhere we all disagree, and continue to follow the fortune, sometimes envying those who already have that and sometimes we get motivated to earn that lifestyle.

We all can have the different concept of happiness, some of us think the comfortable lifestyle is the best way to be happy, some of us are more ambitious and think that earning is the key.

Everyone has a different idea of happiness but what happiness really is, are the positive emotions which make you feel good…

It’s as simple as that, right?

Yes and no… the definition changes with person but the feeling remains the same…

The feeling is what is triggered by the Mirror of Erised by showing the illusion of the source…

And this sometimes makes me wonder, what if the source of happiness is illusion only… the things triggering happiness are just the versions we create of the simple and ordinary things, converting them into the things we admire…

Unexpected or expected, we all crave for the moments of joy… the joy which makes us believe in every little thing that gives rise to the bigger and the most important one, the humanity…

The feelings of kindness, gratitude, faith and trust bring us joy…

So, what do you think you would see in the Mirror of Erised?

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