Zero Two Infinity: The Principles of Blissfulness is a journey unraveling the deepest questions and longings of a human mind and heart.When one tries to make sense of the world through his mind, he ends up making his own realities. And realities are deceiving. One’s reality could be another’s fantasy. One can surely relate to someone else’s reality but can never live it.
Thus one tries to forget these feelings because this is how the world seems to be everywhere. With hopelessness comes the distress. People accept the untrue realities as their fate. But doesn’t the wondering comes back? In the end, everyone seeks the roots of it all.
There is an answer to everything on internet. But the answers come from minds living in similar realities. Thus one settles for “it is what it is” and moves on to the question of “How to live a happy life?”
The answers come in the form of tricks like smile, exercise, sleep more, breathe deep, be grateful, and many more. One can find similar advice for apparently any problem. But tricks only work like paint on rotten wood. It may be a quick fix to make the outside look brand new, but the inside stays un-strengthened. Approaching happiness without the understanding of who one is, often leads to decoration of a fake self.
Smiling, gratefulness, good sleep, and countless more tricks could be traits of a happy person. But they need to come from within. They are not real when pasted from the outside. It is like becoming a tree without roots, there is no nourishment, no real life in it.
For a while the trick may appear to work. But the longing to something eternal stays. This is a universal feeling which arise in the form of self-questioning statements like:
“My family respects me, but sometimes I feel it’s money and not me.”
“I succeeded and they loved me. Now that I am failing, they are supportive but the love seems to be less. Is it not about me?”
“I loved her with all I had. Now it feels like I cannot trust even myself. What is the point of living when the ones you love are going to leave?”
“Sometimes I feel like I succeeded as a parent. But my son saying ‘you will never get it’ shatters it all. I wonder what’s the point of it all?”
“People doing horrible things are happier than me who are doing everything right. Is that practicality? Should I stop caring for others?”
“Sometimes they behave in a way I never imagined. Is knowing anyone a waste? Is there always a mask behind the mask?”
“I have built this empire with my blood and sweat. But does any of it matter, now that my son is dead?”
“What is the point of maintaining all this, if I can die tomorrow and it would not change a thing. Is there any real truth in this world?”
“I love my job. That’s true. But sometimes I feel like, is that it?”
If such questions arise in your mind, chances are that you are still being honest and not avoiding your-self.
When someone knows the death of a close one. Whenever the trust is broken. When one understands that he loses everything during this life. The longing for the eternal begins. The journey to why? Begins.
For a person to become blissful, three types of knowledge are helpful.