Is happiness a choice?
Sufi insights from Persian Sufi mystic “ Omar Khayam”
A Sufi mystic who had always remained happy was asked… For seventy years people had watched him, he had never been found sad. One day they asked him, ”What is the secret of your happiness?”
He said, ”There is no secret. Every morning when I wake up, I meditate for five minutes and I say to myself, ”Listen, now there are two possibilities: you can be miserable, or you can be blissful. Choose.” And I always choose to be blissful.”
Namaste beloved soul friend,
Every morning when we open our eyes, we have a choice!
To start a happy day or to stay sad and complain about our miserable life!
It is a choice…
This is true that there are some things in Life that are out of our hand… Past hurts, dramatic events in the world, injustice, ignorant people and many more… But we are the one to choose how we want to feel inside… We can feel sad and it’s absolutely fine as we should live all our emotions… But one you pass the phase of releasing your emotions, You still are the one choosing on how you want to feel…
As this story tell us so beautifully, meditate each morning for 5 min , and then ask yourself:
Do you want to feel miserable? Do you want to feel blissful?
What is your answer?
You always have a choice!
Choose wisely and celebrate your life in each and every moment as once you inhale you never know the next exhale will follow!… So rejoice in this moment and live every day as if it was the best day of your Life!
Now let’s finish with a poem by a Sufi mystic “ Omar Khayam” whose message was to live in the present moment and drink the nectar of divine’s vine, get drunk in this Love and celebrate your Life in here and Now!
And as my gift of this moment to you, find at the end of this blog the file of a recorded meditation on Khayam’s poem in its original language ( Farsi) also translated in english and french with its interpretation! 😉
Love in each and every breath…
One moment in annihilation’s waste,
One moment, of the well of Life to taste-
The stars are setting, and the caravan
Draws to the Dawn of Nothing-oh, Make haste!
Life is passing by so fast
Enjoy every breath you take
Don’t be sorrowful about what future might be
Bring up the cup as the night shall pass too.
Nous n’avons qu’un moment dans le désert d’annihilation,
Un seul moment pour goûter au puits de la vie,
Les étoiles se couchent et déjà la caravane
Touche a L’aurore du Néant. Oh Press-toi!
این قافله عمر عجب میگذرد
دریاب دمی که با طرب میگذرد
ساقی غم فردای حریفان چه خوری
پیش آر پیاله را که شب میگذرد
Hey, check out this track on SoundCloud: nobieh Happiness with Sufi mystic and poet “Khayyam”!
I’m sharing it from the SoundCloud iOS app — get it here, free: https://app.adjust.io/c1ofg4