Rumi, the Poet.

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”

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read. Your comments are valued and valuable.

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.

A moment of candle and flower beauty

The beauty of giraffes and their graceful movements

The timeless beauty of Trevi Fountain and its sculpture

A beautiful mound spring in the desert

About mindfulness4now

Hello and welcome. I am mother, step mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend. My passions are my spirituality, life and people, reading, meditation and mindfulness, writing/journalling. I also love food, coffee, photography, and travel(near,far and off-road). I also have an interest in health(especially mental health). Welcome to my musings on life's journey.
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14 Responses to Rumi, the Poet.

  1. Happy to discover your lovely blog!

  2. A lovely one Leanne, the Sufis are so special, and Rumi so beautiful….Thank you for that wonderful reminder….

  3. Joycelyn says:

    Great read in the morn for me! Inspiring and very close to God.

  4. Such a powerful quote. It really resonated with me as within my Buddhist tradition we are also encouraged to see every living being as divine. It makes every interaction precious, and normally tedious actions such as caring for your family through washing, cleaning etc so meaningful.- really you are serving the divine, which is a privilege, not a chore! Thank you

  5. Marianne says:

    Beautiful, and something for all of us to ponder about.

  6. One of the instructions Rumi gave to his disciples : “the best speech is short and to the point”. So, writing on the muslim spirituality = good idea to make known another aspect of Islam in a time when this religion is misconstrued by so many people. Islam can be synonymous with wisdom not only fanaticism.

    • Thank you, yes there is undoubtedly much wisdom in the Muslim faith teachings and in it’s followers and this is often forgotten amidst the bad press incurred by the fanatics. All faiths have had and some still do, their fanatic elements and their actions cannot be ignored, nor the atrocities committed in their name. It’s just sad that it can then casts aspersion over all the followers. Thanks so much for commenting and making this point. Kind regards Leanne

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