In the book called “The Illustrated Rumi” the introduction has the following to say:
” Within the Sufi Tradition the human being is considered the representative of God on earth. If we took this truth to heart and if for perhaps for one day we would live as though everyone we love and relate to in our ordinary lives were the embodiment of the Divine, then we would be completely transformed. What if you woke up next to your husband or wife and saw in them the radiance of the divine? What if you saw God’s work in your children? What would happen to you then?A sense of awe and deep respect would settle in your heart, and also a sense of gratefulness for the bounty and beauty existence offers us every instant of our lives. And when the heart is filled with this kind of gratefulness, our being hums as though in prayer-not an outward act of saying a prayer, but rather a silent vibration, an adventure into the discovery that life is a gift, a mystery to be lived rather than a puzzle to be solved.”
And I finish with part of one of Rumi’s poems. I chose these particular words because of the recent post on suicide and death:
“Our sadness spreads the days too short, for time
walks hand in hand with painful thoughts and fears.
But let these loathsome days go by, who cares?
Stay in the moment, that holy moment
your only moment, until the next-holier still”
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Below, I have placed photos of beautiful moments, which existed and would have existed even if I was not present…so let’s be present and not miss the beauty by being ensnared by negative thoughts. God bless.