There is an unusual story of a man who was searching for his lost pin.
He searched frantically for it. He went out in the street to look for it.
A passerby asked him what he was looking for. He said, “a pin!”
“Where did you lose it?” asked the passerby
“Oh, I lost it in the house”, said the man
“But then why are you searching for it out here?” asked the passerby
“Because it is too dark in the house while the street is well lit” replied the man
You might be thinking by this time, that this is a joke, but it is not. This joke reflects our dilemma too.
We too have lost something that lies within.
Yet we are trying to seek it in the outer world. In the selfish world of name, fame, wealth and possessions, we are searching for true happiness.
You don’t need material things to be happy. Wise men have been saying this for thousands of years, and yet our society becomes more materialistic with each passing day.
True happiness lies within, true peace comes by feeding our soul not our desires, but we want to search for it outside only because it seems so much “easier”.