Right from childhood,I have always been a balcony lover and could spend hours simply standing in the balcony enjoying the breeze,looking at the outside view...be it vehicular traffic or people walking on the road or any other view.Hence,for the past few years since we moved to our new flat in Mumbai,the balcony(replaced by huge french windows) is something I had sorely missed.....till recently...
Currently,in Bangalore, the flat I stay in,is on the 4th floor,with its balcony facing the main road:):)...Here I must confess that when I went to see the place first time,I was delighted to find the balcony,facing the road with the view of a mall and also nicely lit showrooms...and I decided to move in:)
It was only later that I realised that immediately below my flat (before the main road) is an open space which some people use as walkway while others as a garbage dump....add to it the carelessly growing plants and stray animals using it for "their" purposes..... it definitely makes a bad sight.....and surely not the best view from my balcony:(
But very soon I found a way to still enjoy my view....whenever I am standing there looking out....I dont lower my eyes to see the open space below...but look straight ahead at the road...and the dump no longer matters:)
In short,I started "Looking Beyond" what could have troubled me and now its as if the trouble never existed....Wont it be wonderful if all our problems could be solved similarly....with us deciding to not get bothered by them...and look beyond them!!:)
“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections"