Tip of the day on Being More Positive with a verse from Al-Quran:

Day 8: Smell the roses

Allah s.w.t. says in Surah Al-An’am, verse 99:

وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ نَبَاتَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَأَخْرَجْنَا مِنْهُ خَضِرًا نُّخْرِجُ مِنْهُ حَبًّا مُّتَرَاكِبًا وَمِنَ النَّخْلِ مِن طَلْعِهَا قِنْوَانٌ دَانِيَةٌ وَجَنَّاتٍ مِّنْ أَعْنَابٍ وَالزَّيْتُونَ وَالرُّمَّانَ مُشْتَبِهًا وَغَيْرَ مُتَشَابِهٍ ۗ انظُرُوا إِلَىٰ ثَمَرِهِ إِذَا أَثْمَرَ وَيَنْعِهِ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكُمْ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ ﴿٩٩


And it is He who sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby the growth of all things. We produce from it greenery from which We produce grains arranged in layers. And from the palm trees – of its emerging fruit are clusters hanging low. And [We produce] gardens of grapevines and olives and pomegranates, similar yet varied. Look at [each of] its fruit when it yields and [at] its ripening. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe. (99)

There is a very strong connection between nature and spirituality. The sounds, the sights and the smell enhance our spirituality and improves our positivity. When we observe nature, we observe the greatness of Allah that is reflected from His creations. And when we are connected to that greatness we get connected to Allah s.w.t.

It is important for us to spend some time in nature. It feeds our spirituality with positivity. And when we feed ourselves with positivity our spirituality become stronger and will have more chance to win the battle between positivity and negativity.

I recently read a book that shares that Barbara Fredrickson, author of Positivity; research shows that spending time in nature boosts your positivity, especially when the weather is good. Anyone who has been to the beach, taken a walk through a forest, or spent time fishing on a lake knows how good it feels to be immersed in nature.

Today, take the time to smell the roses, or any other flowers, spend some time in nature, even for a short while at a nearby park, take your lunch break there. If you have the time ride you bike to the beach today or during the weekends. Or Take your kids hiking, or exercise with a friend in a park. Connect with nature and connect often.

The most easiest way to connect with nature is that when you take wudhu’ to pray do not open the tap to the maximum try to use less water and take your time to enjoy the feeling of water touching your skin when you take wudhu’. InsyaAllah you feel the connection with nature and you will the connection with Allah as you feel blessed to be able to enjoy the positivity.

Today look at the sky, feel the water, smell the roses be connected with nature and The Creator and feel the positivity flowing through you.

Have a more positive day!

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