June 20, 2017

Hello Rumi Tuesday! "If the world becomes a wave-tossed sea, I'll go straight to that darling pearl..." by Jalal al-Din Rumi, translated by Iraj Anvar and Anne Twitty. Is your world a wave-tossed sea? What might that be telling you? How might you find that darling pearl? What might you find within your own shell? Read more

June 13, 2017

Hello Rumi Tuesday! Can you see yourself, the mirror of your existence, within this poetry from our beloved Rumi? "Inside your face the ancient manuscripts seem like rusty mirrors. You breathe; new shapes appear, and the music of a Desire as widespread as Spring begins to move like a great wagon. Drive slowly. Some of us walking alongside are lame." Read more

June 6, 2017

Hello Rumi Tuesday! "The inner secret, that which was never born, you are that freshness, and I am with you now. I can't explain the goings, or the comings. You enter suddenly, and I am nowhere again. Inside the majesty." by Jalal id-din Rumi Read more

May 30, 2017

Hello Rumi Tuesday! "Love so needs to love that it will endure almost anything, even abuse, just to flicker for a moment." by Jalaluddin Rumi. Life's challenges can dampen the flame of light in the heart, yet love still yearns for itself. The more love gets constricted inside, the louder it cries out. But the flame never goes out. It just waits for the oil lamp to pour its oil and enliven the eternal flame once again. Read more

May 23, 2017

"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

May 16, 2017

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

May 9, 2017

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

May 2, 2017

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

April 25, 2017

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

April 18, 2017

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

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