Relish the good ; a simple step to happiness

Do we truly relish the good in and around us? Do we ever pay attention to all the great stuff in our lives? Do we even know what it is?  And when we do , do we truly ever enjoy it, and feel happy , blissful about it and maintain that inner state of happiness ?

Even if we do, it’s probably for a second till the worries of the world take us over .

There is much that is good, even great in our lives. But we focus on the trouble (which may not even be trouble, in the first place)

Do we really , truly enjoy the good, the lovely, the fun in our lives and in ourselves ? Or do we focus on the one ‘not so good part of our life’ too much and not truly appreciate and relish the nice ?.

For example, we may not have a great career, or are still searching for meaningful work that makes us happy. This worry and search can overcome us, becoming our sole thought – every second of every day.

Yet there is more to us, than a profession. We could be great friends, fabulous brothers or sisters, very fit and healthy, and could just be enjoying the best mangoes of a  great summer. But did we really focus on this, do we relish the feeling of having these in our lives, do we truly enjoy them ?

Life is the sum of many parts. And some parts may experience a slow growth every now and then, but that too comes with its reasons.

We can’t rush life, we can enjoy what it is – now.

Not to say one must not work at we deem ‘lacking or an issue’ but this can’t be our sole agenda.

The loveliness of all the good, will create a happier mindset and our whole perspective to the ‘issue’ may change.  

Roads open when we stop struggling, so lets stop struggling.

Relish the good. Truly enjoy it, list it ,think about it and feel happy.

You will notice a bounce in your step and a gleam in our spirit.

It’s all about the focus, so focus on the loveliness always.

With much gratitude,

Uzma

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About Uzma

Welcome . This blog is a place of reflection ,a place of simple inspiration. A place where we share the simplicity and grandeur of life, as it teaches us, humbles us and leaves us full of gratitude. The journey is one of sheer Grace.
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9 Responses to Relish the good ; a simple step to happiness

  1. souldipper says:

    Thank you for the welcome dose of wisdom, Uzma. Staying positive is worth every effort. The difference in our lives and those of others is the best validation.

    • Uzma says:

      @Souldipper. Absolutely Amy !! The difference on our lives and those of others is the best validation. Such a feeling of lightness and ease. Thank you so much for stopping by and your wise words.

  2. Salil says:

    Thanks for that very refreshing perspective of ” Loving what is…”. It’s so easy for us to forget this very simple yet profound universal principle that we need reminders all the time. Thanks again Uzma. Love your writings.

    • Uzma says:

      @ Salil. Thank you so much for your appreciation Salil. Yup, we so easily and so often forget to appreciate and truly be in this moment and be grateful for it. Am learning that its a very very important shift to make.

  3. Rahim says:

    Nice and simple thoughts as usual, Uzma. Glad to see that you’re still writing!

  4. Wow Uzma!

    This post means so much more to me than when I read it some weeks ago!

    “Life is the sum of many parts. And some parts may experience a slow growth every now and then, but that too comes with its reasons.”

    and…

    “The loveliness of all the good, will create a happier mindset and our whole perspective to the ‘issue’ may change.”

    What issue that seems so problematic and threatning to my happiness is made so much smaller and at times not noticed when I “focus” on *good*. If I see ‘less than’ I am closing my eyes to what is *greater good*… a love that is contained within wanting to emerge out.

    I love how Zeenat’s latest post relates with yours!

    http://positiveprovocations.com/2011/06/13/how-to-edit-your-thoughts-and-emotions/

    Here is an exerpt:

    “Edit your life story with an expert refinement. We learn to check our thoughts, feelings, emotions, words, tones, and actions against the ideal we have set for ourself. Each time we fail, we dont condemn ourself. It is like an author refining his book, a poet improving his masterpiece, a painter altering a shade of color – if our paint color slipped for a moment, we simply repaint again, with confidence that we are improving it. Life is one complete story being written, and constantly being edited. Edit your thoughts as you edit your essays, novels, poems, paintings, and musical compositions. Edit your life story with an expert refinement.”

    Thank you so much Uzma!

    I feel growth!

    Peace be with you…

  5. Uzma says:

    @Synchronicty bridge : Thank you so much for the kind words and all the positivity that you bring !! What we focus on, does increase and influence our thoughts and lives. So glad to find a fellow traveller who liked to focus on the great all around us. Thank you for sharing Zeenat’s words too. Lets work on our mastery of the art of life 🙂 Appreciate you coming back to leave your message 🙂

  6. Dee says:

    Your blog is such an inspiration… with happy thoughts and simplicity. I love reading your posts. Thank you for sharing!!!

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