I tell this voice that I am a horse and every horse must drink this water to be successful and happy.
Then this voice asks, “What if you are not a horse?”
“Not a horse!” I ask. “What does that mean?”
And this voice says, “What if you are a bird and sky is the measure of your happiness!
“What if you are a rose and fragrance is the measure of your success!”
I get confused and ask the voice to explain everything in detail.
This voice says, “Life is very unpredictable and everyone wants to feel happy and secure. Our society uses this urge to feel secure as the basis for competition and social status. We all feel very insecure inside, but we want others to believe that we are very happy and strong.
“That is why we start pretending and forget who we truly are! A person might be a rose, or a lion, or a fox, or a dove, but this feeling of insecurity makes everyone act like a horse. We use many tools such as money, power, physical pleasure, conditional love to dominate others.”
“Then what should we do?” I ask.
“Stand in front of a mirror and fight against what’s not yours or what has been labeled as you by the fake you or the fake people around the real you!” replies the inner voice, “Always remember that Happiness is not a destination or something which we can buy from stores; rather happiness is how we enjoy our journey through life and how we perceive the events which occur around us.”
I have been ignoring this inner voice for the past few days. Acting like a horse has brought me great disappointments.
Now I sincerely want to follow this inner voice. All I need is the courage to be myself.
I strongly believe that I have found the final way out.
What about you?