The wisdom of Rumi

Ghazal 2133

Time to wake up

wake up, wake up this night is gone wake up abandon abandon even your dear self abandon there is an idiot in our market place selling a precious soul if you doubt my word get up this moment and head for the market now don't listen to trickery don't listen to the witches don't wash blood with blood first turn yourself upside down empty yourself like a cup of wine then fill to the brim with the essence a voice is descending from the heavens a healer is coming if you desire healing let yourself fall ill let yourself fall ill From: Rumi, Fountain of Fire Translated by Nader Khalill 

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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4 Responses to The wisdom of Rumi

  1. Michaela says:

    if you desire healing
    let yourself fall ill
    let yourself fall ill

    What does that mean ?
    Anyone up for contemplation ?

  2. Sheila says:

    Lovely, ramosinghal.
    To me it means to surrender. For example, when I was in a lot of pain and unable to sleep (for a few months), initially, I focused on getting rid of the pain. I slowed down my body and mind as much as possible. But the thought was still there…………………you need to find out what’s wrong and get rid of this pain. Seemed the more I resisted the pain, the more it was determined to stay. It stuck around long enough to allow me to see that I needed to surrender to it. Stop trying to make it go away. So………………my mind surrendered (with intermittence resistance) and the pain started to feel different…………..more like a sensation. I am doing what I can to take care of myself (supplements, mild yoga) but I have embraced what is. And the Universe is providing me with everything I need. Amazing how that happens. xoxo

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