Delight

Delight: a high degree of gratification or pleasure.

Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet, said that such great degree of gratification, such great degree of pleasure can be found in every object and every being. If that is the case, then why did I spend the past 31 years of my life unsatisfied and unhappy? Unsatisfied with my looks, my skills, my possessions, my accomplishments and my tasks. Never enjoying what is mine, never appreciating their value, until long after they’re gone.

After losing so many loved ones in the past year, I can’t help but wonder: “How much longer do I have to delight in those who are still with me? How much longer do I have to delight them? How much longer do I have to delight in what is mine? To delight in life itself?

If I was born to die, then I should live for delight: finding and giving a high degree of gratification and pleasure in and to every object and every being.

And so starts what I intend to be a life long quest for delight.

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