I set with a wise man the other day and the following conversation took place…
Wise Man: How are you
Me: I’m struggling. I am doing everything that is supposed to make you happy. I am meditating, journaling, making gratitude list, positive thinking, exercising, and eating right. I’m traveling, spending time with friends and family, and following my passions. I’ve been in a relationship, I’ve been single and I’ve been inbetween. Regardless of it all, I can’t seem to stay happy.
Wise Man: Stop chasing the wind and be sad
Me: What? Did you hear what I said, I am struggling to stay happy
Wise Man: I heard you. But, there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens. Trying to hold onto happiness is useless. It’s like trying to hold on to the wind.
Me: Why are you talking about the seasons, the heavens, the wind and time? I’m talking about happiness. I’ll tell you what I don’t have time for…….sadness.
Wise Man: Then you don’t have time to be happy. Keep chasing the wind my friend and when you get tired know that there is
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.