9.12.2011

Hello there

Hard to believe that I haven’t written anything since April. Seasons have come and gone. Autumn turned into Spring, which turned into Summer, which is quietly turning into Fall. Without a big fuss or deadlines, just gently changing clothes, preparing itself for the next show. Life really does go on.

I wanted to share these beautiful words by Rumi (who if you do not know him, consider learning more). There's no better way to get inspired to write and reflect more. Rumi breathes life into words, like no one else. Gifted with an eye to gaze deeply into the soul of being a human. Here's what he has to say:

You were born with wings.
Why prefer to crawl through life?

Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.

Rumi

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful lines by Rumi! :)

    @Guri - Do you have any ebooks with Rumi's poetries? Can you share?

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  2. Hi Rushabhh,

    Yes! "The Essential Rumi" translation by Coleman Barks is a good one. I also enjoyed reading "The Forty Rules of Love" a novel by Elif Shafak. It's based on the life or Rumi and his friend and teached Shams of Tabriz.

    Hope that help! Happy Reading!

    Guri

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  3. oops meant to say "based on the life OF Rumi and his friend and TEACHER Shams..."

    And just realized you're looking for ebooks?? I don't have any ebooks by Rumi but seems like a lot of his poetry is on line.

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  4. Hi,


    Please provide me the email id of webmaster of your website: http://www.gurimehta.blogspot.in/


    Thanks

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  5. You have a very beautiful blog Guri! Very inspiring and touching! Thank you for sharing.

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