are you a saint if you're happy making $100 a day?
When you've experienced it all
you become a saint
When you haven't
distorting others perception
of your reality
If a man is happy with himself and his life earning $100 a day. Is that okay? does that mean he's not successful? does that mean he doesn't want to go ahead in his life? is success not happiness? who are we to judge?
Here in this world, you're not happy when you're a millionaire neither when you're poor. Should you have a limit to whats enough? (when you have a conscious should you write it down on legal papers this is my limit of success. what defines it? goals? happiness?) I think you should not let money define your happiness. It doesn't buy you life (okay well now a days it does.. you can buy a child, you can buy a wife, you can buy everything now. but you can't buy your happiness.) But what is that? inner peace.. inner strength.. for? of? to do what?
A man's hard work should define his worth. His capability to perform, capacity to take in, casualty to pain and care & love to give and receive.
One thing my mind discovered that being unhappy is really good for you. Only when you are unhappy making $100 a day, you want to change that. It is good that he's unhappy with himself, it just means he'll soon be very rich. So there's nothing wrong with being unhappy as far as you take your unhappiness in a constructive direction of making your life better. It is important to be unhappy with your status quo if you want to create, grow and succeed in life.
But is that unhappiness ever fulfilled when you make it to the top? And what is being at the top? personally for you? who defines your success - your consciousness or society? And when you get there why don't you stop? Should you stop? Why do you keep raising the bar? And when you do raise the bar do you find more happiness in the process and in the fact that by being unhappy you are awakening the hungry dog in you to get more and more and more or in the experience you go through to get there? Does it lie in the sweat of your hard work? Or in seeing the result of it?
Are you a saint if you're happy making $100 a day?
first published 27th March 2011