Thoughts Inspired by Rumi

Sometimes we forget to do things we have always liked. When I was a kid I loved reading and reciting poems but quite long time has passed since I had some poems in my hands. So, I decided to change that. First author who came to my mind was Rumi. His quotes are quite popular among yogis and I always wanted to read something from him.

I started to google and was waiting my inner voice to tell me which book resonates with me now. Unfortunately there are not many titles in my native language but luckily there is a quite big choice in English.

I decided to read Rumi’s Little Book of Life. The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit.

It is a collection of 196 poems. The book is beautiful, full of thoughts touching our heart even today. In this article I would like to share with you some of the thoughts inspired by Rumi, but first something about the author.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī known simply as Rumi

lived 1207-1273. He was Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic. He was born in Persia (today Afghanistan) and died in Konyia, Turkey. Crowds of people with different nationality and religion gathered at his funeral.

The most important work is called Masnavi. It is an extended poem of 45.000 verses which are divided in 6 books.

Rumi also mentioned the idea of that Earth revolving around the Sun. Maybe you remember that Copernicus who is known for his heliocentrism lived much later 1473-1543. One of his other interesting thoughts is that atom is the copy of the solar system in which we live. It’s just amazing!

And now some thoughts inspired by Rumi’s book:

Don’t grieve over past joys, be sure they will reappear in another form.

Sometimes we want things to remain the way they are but nothing lasts forever. Life is a change and change is a life. Let’s be happy from all new joys coming to our life otherwise we remain frozen in the past and the new nice moments will be slipping through our fingers.

Do not rely on anything but your heart

Do you know that from any of the body organs heart generates the strongest electromagnetic field? The heart’s field is many times stronger than the one activated by brain and it can be detected several steps away from our body. So who has the main word brain or heart?

This body is a guesthouse each morning someone new arrives. Welcome them all for they may be messengers from the invisible. Do not feel burdened by them or they may go back to non-existence. Each time a thought enters your heart treat it as an honored guest, your worth is shown by the thoughts you entrain.

I like to treat my emotions the same way. I cordially welcome all my emotions and listen to each of them. There is no need to think of them like good or bad emotions. They are all messengers. Through them we get to know ourselves better. They show us the right way. And sometimes the less happy emotions can help us to move forward.

Without the fury of thunder and lightning the plants will be scorched by the sun. Be grateful for all you receive, good and bad alike, for it may be a gift from the treasury of Spirit that will bring the fulfillment of your most secret desire.

We all would like to experience mostly the happy moments. But there would be something missing without the other side of the coin. Life would not be complete. By accepting the things the way they are we don’t waste our energy and time for the fights that can sometimes destroy us much more than what life brings us.

What you see, ugliness or beauty is your own reflection.

Life is mirroring all the time. Sometimes we can see it clearly and sometimes not. I believe that humility, understanding and gratitude will always help us to stay on the right way, even if we don’t see what is being mirrored at the moment.

Man is like the water of a river, when turbit, you cannot see the gems and pearls lying underneath. Do not stir the water if you want to see the reflection of the moon and stars. The spirit of man is like air, but when the dust is stirred, the sun becomes obscured.

Having our mind set the wrong way everything is swirling, our thoughts, emotions, our perceptions of who we are. Finding the inner peace is like soothing the stirred water and let the dust to sit down.

People may look for nourishment outside, but mine comes from within.

We chase different attractions that life has to offer: titles, well-sounding positions at work, beautiful houses, branded cars. Fulfilment and happiness, however, comes from a different source.

False words disturb the heart, only truth brings peace.

Being honest with yourself  brings along huge relief, understanding, inner balance, happiness. Honesty is not just about telling the truth. It’s about being real with yourself and others about who you are.

I wish you all beautiful day

 

Hana Bartošová
„I love sound healing and I have been teaching yoga for several years. With the help of both I will show you the way to discover your own strength, restore your inner balance and learn about self-healing process. I will guide you to your conscious yoga and your inner peace." You can read my full story here
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