Man Craves For Unlimited Pleasure And Happiness
People have this wrong notion about happiness and satisfaction. They look around and feel everything else that's not them is bound to give them happiness.
The rich people seem to own a lot of good clothes and feed themselves to a luxurious life beyond the imagination of a mediocre person.
They feel overwhelmed by the feeling of being left out on so many pleasures that the world has to offer. They make a subconscious mental note to acquire what their brain interprets as happiness.
After all, that's how the rich and the popular pose in those photos which flood their Instagram wall. This seems like - happiness? Maybe satisfaction? Or maybe both?
How many of them can peek into their hidden psychological experiences and the states of mind which they go through?
Physical appearance is greatly misleading. The supermodel you see striking a pose before the camera, exposing as much as skin as possible seems to have achieved everything a teenage girl can dream of? What makes you think they are satisfied with their lives at the moment? Your misdirected presumptions about the world of rich and poor.
The rich are as much troubled as the poor in terms of feelings, worries, anxieties, depression. Their poverty lies at the level of the psyche and just as any human, they worry about every little thing. If material pleasures brought satisfaction then no celebrity could've ever committed suicide or undergone depression. They too suffer oldage and death. What's so special about them? Their talents? Material accomplishments?
We are much too identified with out bodies. The mind is of little to no importance to the ordinary man. His priorities are practical and material oriented.
He longs for a big house, weekend trips to tropical islands, sensual pleasures, millions of followers on social networking sites, a beautiful partner, fame, prestige......for WHAT?
To feed his psychological poverty of being dissatisfied and unhappy with his present. He thinks about the past and dreams about the future.
He wants to experience unlimited joy and happiness. But he does so by gathering these little bits and pieces which he finds on his way. Together they make up memories of happy moments which he experienced in between the neverending struggles of his life. He wants to experience unlimited pleasure.
He does so by experiencing sexual pleasures as much as he could but they don't last for long.
The Unlimited happiness and joy he craves to experience so bad is an underlying hidden instinct of the Spirit. The Spirit feels a supernal pleasure when it's united with the Divine.
You call it God. I call it Pure Consciousness. There's no time interval in between the experiences of joy and unending pleasure. A pleasure of a different kind and a thousand times more intoxicating and nerve wracking than short lived human emotions like live and sensory pleasures like sex.