إِنَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَنَهَرٍ As to the Righteous,they will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers - (Surah AlQamar 54)
Most of us rely too much on what is happening or not happening in our life to determine what kind of mood we’re in. It’s as if the circumstances of life become the conductor of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. And once we’ve boarded this out-in train, we enter into a cycle of looking for something outside of us to ease the uneasiness inside. But often that uneasiness inside is simply a reaction to the opinion we are forming about the outside world. Rather than trying to change what is happening (which is often impossible), do an inside job and change your perception.
So consider what you are currently allowing to determine your mood. Are you more orientated to an out-in way of feeling? If so, I encourage you to turn yourself inside-out and take your mood back into your own hands. Doesn’t it feel good to know you don’t have to wait for someone or something else to do it for you? You are capable of determining your own INNER EXPERIENCE no matter what is going on outside of you. I understand at times this feels especially challenging. Allah made life rich with opportunities to learn how to be more content within ourselves no matter what. Allah also made life very generous when we are less stingy with ourselves. It’s time to gift yourself with those great feelings you may have been projecting on something outside of you.
Allah gave so we can give... Find that "mood"!