All posts filed under: Rumi

let the sea be you

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poetry / Rumi / spirituality

For some while now I keep seeing quotes about the ocean. It’s coming at me from all directions. When that happens I try to look at whatever it is, a feather, a certain animal, or a word and see what I can learn from it. So for now the ocean is my teacher. Which ocean quality, among so many, is it that I’m meant to learn from? It is at times calm and at times […]

blessed bewilderment

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Rumi / spirituality / yoga

“Sell your cleverness, and buy bewilderment.” I am not ashamed to tell you that the first time I read these words many years ago, I was completely bewildered. And I didn’t even have to pay for it! I couldn’t comprehend why on earth anyone would want to be bewildered. What could possibly be gained other than an undesirable reputation for airheadedness? The worst thing ever! (not really) I admit that to be thought of as […]

release… expand… grow…

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Rumi / spirituality / yamas / yoga

“It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today, new seeds are growing.” This month’s “work” has been releasing and letting go, illustrated so beautifully by the above quatrain from Rumi, our favorite genius.  Well, my favorite anyway. As mentioned before, I’m currently undergoing a yoga teacher training program. Those of you who are familiar with yoga know that it is a lot […]

the sweet balance of in between

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poetry / Rumi / spirituality

I’ve been on this spiritual path, whatever that is, for some time now and it has largely been a consistently gradual upward and forward movement. Within the past year I had the pleasure of experiencing quite a burst of spiritual energy and connectedness. I can’t say exactly what accounts for it. I do have a few ideas but that’s another topic for another day. After this intense period of increasing spiritual awareness, I began to […]

the reason for a falcon

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poetry / Rumi / spirituality

Yes, there is a reason… I’ll get to that soon enough. I thought it might be worthwhile to explain the purpose of this blog since this is the first post after all. Please bear with me as I’ve got much ground to cover so this launch is gonna go a bit long. Presumably like some of you, I’m obsessed with the poetry of Rumi. Utterly, shamelessly obsessed. At any given moment I can relate almost […]