9 Healing Life Lessons from Rumi

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Rumi, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic who, and in my personal opinion, wrote some of the most beautiful and most profound words that were ever written.

Rumi’s poetry is a series of spiritual and mystical experiences. It is a reflection on Divinity, on nature’s beauty, a song and dance, an intense feeling… anything that stirs our soul.

He is among the poets that show us the importance of every experience, be it good or bad.

Rumi’s words, his verses and his poetry has always inspired me. Its moved me at the soul level. Its made me understand so many of life’s truths that sometimes when I sit to soak in his words, I am astounded by what they reveal. You can read the same poetry a hundred times over and each time you will come to understand another layer of the wisdom it offers. Amazing right?!

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How Joy and Sorrow are Inseperable

How Joy and Sorrow are InseperableAs the month of May with its sun and colours is upon us, I can’t help but think of all the opposites our life is full of.

“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one” ~ Rumi

Light and dark, night and day, happy and sad, negative and positive.

One is incomplete or rather unappreciated without the other. Continue reading “How Joy and Sorrow are Inseperable”

Rumi’s Soulful Advice on #LOVE

1623741_10152237443826810_980244016_nWhatever you know or dont – Only LOVE is real. ~ Rumi

Rumi’s words have been a source of solace to my soul for a very long time. I grew up listening to my wise and philosophical dad quote Rumi on many occasions and then when I did actually grow up, I began to slowly understand the depth of his words. To this day, his words, his philosophy on all things love and life hits home for the heart centred Sufi girl in me.

All those who know me, know how much I LOVE “love”. And, when it comes to understanding the many layers of love…none other than Rumi’s words have the power to tug at the heart. In many a troubled times, his words have worked like a balm for my heart and soul. Continue reading “Rumi’s Soulful Advice on #LOVE”

A Celebration of LOVE ~ Happy Valentine’s Day

Love is unconditional

Love is truth

Love is joy

Love is respectful

Love is freely given

Love is a free gift

Love is freedom

Love is compassionate, merciful, gracious

Love is amazing, awesome, glorious

Love is considering and honoring others… their whole being – identity, ideas, beliefs, feelings… Love understands. Continue reading “A Celebration of LOVE ~ Happy Valentine’s Day”