“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”
Buddha is comparing the nature’s law and human relationships. To live a natural life is the only way to be happy and healthy. The importance of relationship is only understood if one know what a relationship is. It is bondage, it doesn’t matter who is the person, if this love based on purity, and happiness then you are doing it right. If you cannot make yourself happy, no matter what you do, try to make others happy. Buddha told the trick to being happy, always stay in the relationship with the thing you love. A few years ago we all read about the research which states unmarried and single people die more early than the people who are married. Our next Buddha quote tells us the importance of being ourselves.
“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss most of your life.”
To check wisdom behind any statement, it should be applicable on all of us no matter which time they live in. This technological era has brought a lot of gadgets that have made our lives easy and livable, but it also created fantasies among us. Thinking about something which you are sure you can never be is waste of time. We all know who we are, if you know what makes your heart happy, you know yourself. But in the meantime don’t forget about yourself. Be good to others but do think about yourself, otherwise, you will miss most of your life.