Mirror to my soul . . .

Trust the one who can see the sadness in your smile decoding happyness

All of us wear masks at one point in time or the other. Masks of being happy, being sane and normal, being ‘okay’ when we don’t exactly feel the same way within. There are very few people who can see our real selves just by looking into our eyes or from the sound of our ‘hello’. These are the people we needn’t pretend to. With whom we can shed our inhibitions and laugh till our tummy hurts or weep till the sunlight hurts our eyes. They are the mirror to our souls. They show us the turmoil and chaos within us, when at times we lie to our own selves. They are the people who love us unconditionally and understand us more than we do understand ourself at times. Their mere presence is a soothing ointment to our distressed soul.

If you have even one person, who can see the pain behind your masked smile, your being ‘okay’ or the naughty thoughts behind your crooked smile, you are truly the luckiest personΒ πŸ™‚Β 


37 thoughts on “Mirror to my soul . . .

  1. Very well said, we all look for someone who can hear us dispassionately and offer us the right amount of passion to pacify our anger, distress, pain and listen to our inner voice. We all want to share our deeper feelings but never get the right person to do so, though there are so many around us…we constantly look for that mirror.

    By the way Himali, there is small change I have moved to a new domain (www.makeupandbreakup.com), looking forward to exchanging thoughts from the new place.


  2. Oh yess, one has to be incredibly lucky to find someone like that,who can detect sadness behind your smile. This was beautifully said Himali. Hope life’s been treating you well. Much love to you,
    Zee ❀


  3. Smiles Himali.. just a copy and
    paste of what i wrote back to
    you when you posted this
    on Facebook.. hope your
    weekend has been
    a great one!..
    with more
    of course..!..:)

    my friend and yes..
    Hello Himali.. so many limits
    and expectations.. spoon-fed by
    cultures since the day we are born..
    so many layers of these clothes we
    put on from birth.. and one day when
    we escape these limits and expectations
    we are truly iN the golden nows.. when we
    peel each layer off one by one.. and finAlly
    we come to know and feel ourselves without
    inhibitions or regret.. so yes.. the golden age
    of human is no time or number.. it is an inner
    state of human freedom.. wHere we live to
    be free.. openly expresSinG our emotional..
    sensory.. and yes.. so-called naughty
    aspects of our sensual Nature..
    with zero fears.. of illusion..
    human heArTS.. now..
    expresSinG emotions.. now..
    sensations.. sensualities.. sOul..
    as human spiRit.. where Truly our
    mind and bodies.. are in balance
    with the rest of Nature aka God..
    so my hope and prayers for you
    my friend are to come to this place
    always now.. where layers of clothing
    of human cultural masks fall gently away..
    and yoUr human shines brighter and brighter
    as nows go by.. a lamp of Angels we can all be
    when we do take off the layers of masks and come
    to terms and feelings of Free.. and i am now pleasantly
    surprised to see this Truth and Light as now a spontaneous
    expression of who you are.. here on Facebook Social Media..
    and sure hope to see it on your blog too.. as this is worth now.. now..
    repeating again and again.. in feeling.. my friend.. Himali.. Hello.. again..:)

    β€œ37) His disciples said to him,
    β€œWhen will you be visible to us,
    and when shall we behold you?”
    He said, β€œWhen you strip naked
    without being ashamed, and
    take your garments and put
    them under your
    feet like little
    children and tread upon them,
    then you will see the child of the
    Living, and you will not be afraid.”

    as quoted
    and linked


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    • Thank you for sharing this quote from Bible, Fred. The words of Jesus have so much of the worldly wisdom. Life is all about shedding our inhibitions and becoming one with nature and the Lord. Prayers and hugs to you and Katrina πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡

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      • Hi Himali.. you are very welcome..
        so nice to see your words here on
        your blog again.. and really miss
        you on Facebook.. but understand
        if you need a break.. and hope
        you come back soon..
        as i surely
        miss your
        face there
        very much.. too..
        Happy New Year
        and best wishes always
        my friend always now.:)


  4. I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
    Martha Washington


    • Hi Martha ! Such a powerful message πŸ™‚ “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

      Thank you for stopping by and this comment πŸ™‚

      Welcome to Decoding Happyness !


    • So true ! Blessed are the ones who find such friends/ family ! πŸ™‚
      Wish you a wonderful new year ahead and thanks for your lovely comment. You have a wonderful blog too.
      Hugs ❀


  5. Heyyyyyyy Himali. Let me start off by saying a big Happy New Year. May it be filled with love, light and truth, my friend. I am so sorry I’ve been so distant. I have thought of you. I was sick right after Christmas and then I was traveling and had little access to the internet. I have missed being on WP and it is so great to be back.
    How did you pass the Christmas and New Year’s season? I hope it was beautiful.
    Ok, masks. Yes, you are right. We have all worn masks. The beautiful thing is when we have someone(s) that we can be totally authentic and free with. Someone that knows how to take that mask off when we try to hide what is really beneath it.
    I don’t know if you remember this post I did on masks: https://stacilys.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/king-of-hearts-kyrielle/. It touches very much on this topic.
    Much love and big bear hugs sweetie.
    πŸ™‚ ❀

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  6. Being a new blogger sailing through the tides and discovering new places, I am so glad to have discvored yours. You have such beautiful contents. My favourate pick would be this one so far! πŸ™‚ – Cezane


  7. Namaste Himali,

    Would you mind if added to your elegant thoughts…

    ‘Love, Empathy and Compassion are the greatest of all human affections, and Friendship the noblest and most refined improvement of Love. By Friendship I mean the greatest Love and the greatest usefulness, and the most open communication, and the noblest sufferings, and the heartiest counsel and the greatest union of mind and spirit of which two souls are capable. At its heart lies platonic intimacy, for when we are intimate with someone we are simultaneously being intimate with ourselves.’

    I’m sorry but I don’t recall either the origin or the author.

    I too regard friendship as precious in our life: it enriches us, supports us mutually and is our strength when hardships prevail. Would any of us be who we are, or indeed where we are, if not for the friendships we’ve made along our path?

    Best wishes for the week ahead Hamali. Take care of one and all.

    Namaste πŸ™‚


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      • Namaste Himali,

        That’s my pleasure, thank you. It is a quote once found and always treasured, like a rare jewel.

        I sincerely hope both our lives are blessed with friendships such as those and always will be. No one should be without love in their life.

        Yes indeed, thank you for best wishes for my week…I’ll bank them until Thursday and use them in battle when I dance with the devil in the pale moon light of my employer’s office. You may send more best wishes Himali, I will be grateful to have you on my side πŸ™‚

        Perhaps too late in the day to wish good night, so instead, best wishes for the coming new day. Take care.

        Namaste πŸ™‚


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        • Namaste DN,

          Sorry for the delayed replies. I send you many good wishes for a relaxed weekend and a great upcoming week – both personally and professionally. Hope you have a great time and more good memories!


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          • Namaste Himali,

            It lovely to hear from you. How are you on this sunny Saturday? I hope all is well in life and smiles and happiness overflow as small brooks gently flowing away chit-chattering to babble on further down stream from your effervescent fountain πŸ™‚

            Indeed, the weekend arrives with its usual intensity rush and furore to get here as quickly as possible and stay for as long as it is able until being overthrown by the menace of another working week. Gratefully I was up and awake early enough to catch first light: sunrise with the birds silenced on the roof and window sills is my favourite time of day.

            No need to ever apologise for late responses. I am never able to keep pace with comments and thank everyone for their kindness, readership and presence on my site. However, I will gratefully accept the well wishes, and return my thank you’s for the gesture. I’m sure those sparkling best wishes will bare fruit. Keep fingers crossed πŸ™‚

            Thank you for continuing to post your Happyness Blog. Are you finding the project rewarding, and enjoyable? It would seem that a smile often, if not always ends your day, and that can’t be a bad thing can it? πŸ™‚

            I’ll bid thee au revoir and wish you a joyous weekend. Take care of one and all in all ways always.

            Namaste πŸ™‚


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            • Hello DN,

              Smiles your way on this Saturday evening. I also managed to wake up early and get a lot of errands done. I had a relaxed and happy day .

              I know, sometimes very difficult to catch up with blogging. Nonetheless, we give our best so that’s enough !

              I am thoroughly enjoying The Happyness Project and feel so much light and happy with it.

              Joyous weekend to you !

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