The wisdom of Rumi

Your seat is reserved

choosing God’s path
you’ll be agile
and filled with life
beaming once again
back to heavens
your seat is reserved
way at the top
shame on you settling
like a shadow
on lowly dirt

From: Rumi ”  Dancing the Flame”
Translated by Nader Khalili

Whenever I read this stanza, I say to myself ” how can I not to”. How foolish of me to believe that a life of misery, driven by guilt, shame or any other manifestation of fear, is what I have been born to live. How foolish, wanting to settle on lowly dirt.

It is here now. And all I have to do is to see it as it is. Accept it, without the fear fueled by the past, or the anger rooted in my expectations.

Look up at the sky, take a breath, listen…..oh, just listen.

It is everywhere, it sings to you, speaks to you, points you the way, holds you safe, loves you, fulfills you.  So how can you not to ?

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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1 Response to The wisdom of Rumi

  1. Maggie says:

    My back straightened, my heart swelled and my face lit up.
    My first experience with Rumi. Thanks.
    I love this place it is so calm, encouraging and quiet and it has spell check

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