All posts tagged: aversion


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Hafiz / poetry / Rumi / spirituality

Desire. Aversion. Aversion. Desire. Two sides of the same coin. We desire people, things, experiences. We are averse to pain, to suffering, and yes, some people make this list too. Have you ever thought about your efforts to attain freedom from desire as just another form of desire? Have you ever thought of your efforts to attain freedom from aversion as just another form of aversion? Desire is normal. I would say good even. I […]

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 […]