“It is Love that brings happiness to people. It is Love that gives joy to happiness.” Rumi
A Moment Of Happiness by Rumi
A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden’s beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land. via allpoetry.com
We think and talk about happiness a lot and yet complain that much of it is fleeting or that the moments are like dusk and dawn; night and day, up and down… very much like life. The great mystic and Sufi poet, Rumi, calls our hearts at this hour and reminds us of the power of love and its link to happiness. All of life is about moments and we, each of us, express it in our unique way.
The Awakening by Rumi
In the early dawn of happiness
you gave me three kisses
so that I would wake up
to this moment of love
I tried to remember in my heart
what I’d dreamt about
during the night
before I became aware
of this moving
I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song Cont’d Below
We are all vessels of pulsating love waiting to be tapped and turned. It is there inside and we carry it even when we remain unaware. When we awaken to that wondrous place inside, we hold on for dear life, afraid it would die, but happiness cannot be held in a vessel or contained by our desires… it must be enjoyed at that moment. More below
The soul at dawn is like darkened water that slowly begins to say, “Thank you, Thank you.” Rumi
The Awakening by Rumi (contd from above)
Between my love and my heart
things were happening which
made me recall everything
You amuse me with your touch
although I can’t see your hands.
You have kissed me with tenderness
although I haven’t seen your lips
You are hidden from me.
But it is you who keeps me alive
Perhaps the time will come
when you will tire of kisses
I shall be happy
even for insults from you
I only ask that you
keep some attention on me.
The Love Poems of Rumi by
Deepak Chopra (Editor) via Khamush.com
Our moment of happiness exists in every breath we take, every step, every word, every look, touch and taste… and then it flows out beyond the tangible to the intangible; the unknown. May your moments of happiness enrich your life and imprint its memory in your heart…
What Does Happiness mean to you? What are your thoughts? Do you experience snatches or longer periods of happiness? What would your happy world look like? Do share! Thank you.
Positive Motivation Tip: A moment of Happiness is to be enjoyed spontaneously and without expectation. Be in the moment; all joy begins there. Choose happiness!
Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Mirth and Motivation
- Mevlana JalaluddinMohammad (Rumi) (Balkhi) (sabethville.wordpress.com)
- Rumi: Seeing The Unseen (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Inspiration: The Mystic Poets On Love Part 1 (eof737.wordpress.com)
- MrMaryMuthafing, Do you think love is a project doomed to fail? (aspoonfulofsuga.wordpress.com)
- Rise (elenaabrams.wordpress.com)
- Oprah and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (joanneguidoccio.com)
- Guest Post: The Shrine Of The Mevlana (spiritualworldtravelerblog.com)