Hello Rumi Tuesday! On grief…

Hello Rumi Tuesday

 

Single White Rose

Don’t grieve.

 

Anything you lose

 

comes round in another form.

 

by Jalal id-Din Rumi

 

 

 

On grief…

 
Pondering the Divine purpose of grief,
another poem comes to mind:

“Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream.”

This life is but a dream,

and eventually we all wake up

and return to an expansive space

where our spirits are not cramped

within the confines of tight skin,

where our perceptions are not limited to

stimuli that travels through physical orifices

to activate our senses and nervous systems.

Grief can connect us to the spirit realms

like no other feeling can.

The intense pain of separation and loss

for that which can never be returned to us

can bring us face to face with

the limitations of our humanity and the

impermanence of our bodies and this material reality.

It can leave us with no place to turn

except toward the One Who calls us all home.

Grief can burst us wide open

and bring us to our knees in surrender,

where we can be taken up into the arms

of the Beloved,

to awaken from the dream while still in physical form,

to return to the Heart of hearts,

to find rest within

the Essence of the One.

 
 
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