7 Positive Life Lessons from #RUMI

7 Positive Life Lessons from RUMIRumi’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?!

I was introduced to Rumi by my very brilliant dad. He loved all things poetry and I was always surrounded by books and debates discussing essential life philosophy. I started reading Rumi when I was just 12 years old! While other girls my age read Nancy Drews I was reading Rumi and Gibran…go figure 🙂 I obviously couldn’t process Rumi’s words at the time, but I loved how his words calmed me. Dad would often quote Rumi in his day to day interactions. He would quote him in Urdu, Farsi and English. All these years of being exposed to this Sufi wisdom tends to rub off  🙂 Continue reading “7 Positive Life Lessons from #RUMI”

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16 Reasons Why Fasting is Spiritually and Physically Beneficial

16 Reasons Why Fasting is Spiritually and Physically BeneficialFasting is an act of cleansing. Cleansing the body, cleansing the mind, cleansing the heart, cleansing the Soul…..cleansing your complete being from all the negativity that we carry within.

As I blur out the outside world and dwell within this month, I would like to share with you what the Holy month of Ramadan and Fasting truly mean to me.

Having studied almost every religion under the sun, I know for a fact that every community, every faith has a form of fasting embedded within their system. Fasting that is meant to inculcate spiritual growth. Continue reading “16 Reasons Why Fasting is Spiritually and Physically Beneficial”

Believe this ~ You ARE loved….constantly

Believe this ~ You ARE loved….constantly. Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~ RUMI“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ RUMI

When it comes to understanding love, we all have different notions of what love is. Today I will attempt to help you understand, how love heals you, motivates you, inspires you and makes you truly come alive. I’m not talking about the love that makes you dependent….but the love that makes you Free.

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23 Positive Thoughts, Tips and Affirmations for a Shinier and Happier 2015

With 2015 in full swing…I would like to wish you a Really Happy and Abundant Year ahead.

You know, I’m a Positive Thoughts/Quotes/Affirmations junkie. Yes, I love those little nuggets of pure inspiration. I feel like the wisdom in those few lines can sometimes capture the very essence of our being and that too so poignantly.

The*Positive Provocations* Facebook Page and my Google+ Page are very vibrant and active communities where I share these little nuggets of inspiration almost everyday. I love writing and creating these posters for you!

I usually have positive images, affirmations and quotes pinned to my desktop, fridge, desks and mirrors for instant positive boosts throughout the day. You can save these posters and use them to inspire yourself too 🙂

I want to share some of these awesome little nuggets of inspiration with you today, so that you may be truly inspired to make this NEW year your most SHINY yet! Let this NEW Year bring with it joy, love, peace, success and above all immense happiness….just soak in these Positive Thoughts, Tips and Affirmations and let your soul be guided. Continue reading “23 Positive Thoughts, Tips and Affirmations for a Shinier and Happier 2015”

6 Timeless and Positive Life Lessons from #RUMI

6 Timeless and Positive Life Lessons from #RUMI
My Dad’s Favorite Rumi Quote 🙂

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?!

I was introduced to Rumi by my very brilliant dad. He loved all things poetry and I was always surrounded by books and debates discussing essential life philosophy. I started reading Rumi when I was just 12 years old! While other girls my age read Nancy Drews I was reading Rumi and Gibran…go figure 🙂 I obviously couldn’t process Rumi’s words at the time, but I loved how his words calmed me. Dad would often quote Rumi in his day to day interactions. He would quote him in Urdu, Farsi and English. All these years of being exposed to this Sufi wisdom tends to rub off  🙂 Continue reading “6 Timeless and Positive Life Lessons from #RUMI”