Hello Rumi Tuesday! I am so close…

“I am so close, I may look distant. So completely mixed with you, I may look separate. So out in the open, I appear hidden. So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.” ~Rumi. Why do we cheat ourselves by thinking we know the secrets of our existence? May we never stop asking “What lies beyond?” and “What lies within?” [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Before death takes away…

Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give. Jalal id-din Rumi. Mother’s Day with my 94-year-old father opened my eyes to what is most important in life, what truly brings us close to God. A living example puts things in perspective and resets priorities better than years of study and healing, yet it all has its place… [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Unfold Your Own Myth

Are you unhappy with what appears to be possible for you in this life? The world is constantly imprinting us with messages of how things are, of cause and effect, of defined outcomes that establish our beliefs. But what you witness of the world does not have to be your story… [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! A Shout Out to Teachers…

Hello Rumi Tuesday, and Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! This week’s post is for our teachers, from Rumi’s teacher, Shams of Tabrizi. A reflection on the difference two teachers made in my life, years after their kindness was shared. Please share with your favorite teachers. They need to know the difference they make in the lives of our children. We might not know what to thank them for until it’s too late. [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Be with Me…

Hello Rumi Tuesday! “When you are with everyone but me, you’re with no one. When you are with no one but me, you’re with everyone. Instead of being so bound up with everyone, be everyone. When you become that many, you’re nothing. Empty.” [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! The Gnat Plaintiffs…

Hello Rumi Tuesday! “Some gnats come from the grass to speak with Solomon. ‘O Solomon, you are the champion of the oppressed. You give justice to the little guys…'” by Jalaluddin Rumi. Have you ever complained about God? Of course you have. You’re human. What happens when God comes to show you The Essence of Truth? [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Love Dogs!

Love Dogs, by Jelaluddin Rumi. Do you know the sound of the loyal devotee who yearns to return to serve its master? This is the yearning of every human heart. The heart always know its truth, and it knows its way home. Allow your heart to cry out for the Beloved… [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Heart is where the home is?

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Heart is where the home is. “One who thought the heart belonged in the chest took three or four steps and thought he’d reached home. Prayer rug and beads, abstinence and ritual are a step on the path. He thought they were the goal.” by Jalal al-Din Rumi, translated by Iraj Anvar & Anne Twitty. [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Raise your words…

Hello Rumi Tuesday! “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” Jelaluddin Rumi. What does it mean to raise your words without raising your voice? [Read more…]

Hello Rumi Tuesday! What is seeking you?

Hello Rumi Tuesday. “What you seek is seeking you” by Jelaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks. Do you know what you are looking for? Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Know that there is only One, and the truth of the Real surpasses anything found with the human eye. Seek with the eye of the heart to find your way. [Read more…]