This blog is about me contemplating and trying to make sense of this fascinating journey called life and penning down various life lessons that I learn along the way.....
So make yourself a nice cup of coffee..pull a chair and sit back and enjoy the little ponderings that I share with you...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lots of ways to reach God.. I chose Love..

You have no idea how hard I've looked
for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right.
What's the point of bringing gold to
the gold mine, or water to the ocean.
Everything I came up with was like
taking spices to the Orient.
It's no good giving my heart and my soul 

because you already have these.
So I've brought you a mirror.
Look at yourself and remember me.
- Rumi

All, everything that I understand,
I understand only because I love. 
- Rumi

Rumi, undoubtedly is my favorite poet. I am ever amazed by his beautiful inspirational words which seem to come from such a deep pure place. Each quote is such a masterpiece. Each of them is so profound and impactful that it takes time to soak in each of these quotes. Was trying to compile some of his beautiful thoughts and realized that all of them are so beautiful that my list ended up being much longer than what I had intended.

In Rumi's own words - 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. Absorb each of these thoughts at your own pace, maybe just one a day and let your being soak in the beautiful eternal divine love expressed in these quotes. He has beautiful words for everyone whether you are together, single, separate, believer or a cynic - such as - "Open Your Arms If You Want The Beloved's Embrace." or  "A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home". Truly words of a wise soul.
I am ever grateful and humbled by the power of this divine eternal love which has the capacity to awaken you, heal your deepest wounds, make you love your own self and want to make this world a better place. Nothing remotely cheesy about it. If each soul was soaked in this divine love and was inspired to be a better version of himself/herself and be of service to others around, how beautiful and peaceful  this planet would be.
Words truly are powerful and when expressed positively and wisely can have such a wonderful impact on the world around. Always sending lots of loving healing energy your way.

Here are some more precious thoughts by Rumi to warm up your heart on this or any other beautiful day.....

Love cannot be learned or taught;
Love comes as Grace.
~ Rumi

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you.
~ Rumi

One day your heart will take you to your lover.
One day your soul will carry you to the Beloved.
Don't get lost in your pain,
Know that one day your pain will become your cure.

Your longing for me is my message to you,
All your attempts to reach me,
Are in reality my attempts to reach you.

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere,
they're in each other all along
- Rumi

Someday our souls will be one and
our union will be forever.
I know that everything I give you comes back to me.
So I give you my life , hoping that you will come back to me.
~ Rumi

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes.
Because for those who love with heart and soul,
there is no such thing as separation.
~ Rumi

Love is not an emotion,
it is your very existence.
~ Rumi

Your body is away from me, 
but there is a window open
from my heart to yours.
From this window, like the moon,
I keep sending news secretly.
~ Rumi

Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?
~ Rumi

You think you are alive because you breathe air?
Shame on you, that you are alive in such a limited way.
Don't be without Love, so you won't feel dead.
Die in Love and stay alive forever.
~ Rumi

In fact, my soul and yours are the same,
You appear in me, I in you,
We hide in each other.
~ Rumi

At the end of my life, 
with just one breath left,
if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.

I will be waiting here
For your silence to break
For your soul to shake
For your love to wake.

To Love is human. 
To feel Pain is human.
Yet to still Love despite the Pain is pure Angel.

I don’t know where I end and You begin.

No joy have I found in the two worlds
Apart from you, Beloved.
Many wonders I have seen:
I have not seen a wonder like you.

I am a Mountain
You call ~ I echo

The One Who Truly Loves You
Will Set You Free

Your soul is so close to mine..
That what you dream, I know...
I know everything you think of...
Your heart is so close to mine!

Come let's fall in love again
let's turn all the dirt in this world to shiny gold.
~ Rumi