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“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
This, for sure, sounds enchantingly true. Hope mr Rumi doesn´t take offense
as I would like to add:
“Now I am even more astute, so I neither want to change the world,
At the end of the day, what does this “changing myself” really entails?
Who wants to change and why?…
What authority within oneself claims to “change itself”?…
Change from what to what…?
It is so redundant …- how can we ever change, when Change is all there is…?
Indeed, instead of trying to change ourselves or the world, we should rather
go along with Change.
So the only viable question is:
Am I resisting or go with the constant flow of change?
2012/05/17 1 Comment
Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror
up to where you are bravely working.
Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,
here’s the joyful face you’ve been wanting to see.
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralysed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated
from ‘The Essential Rumi” Coleman Barks with John Moyne
2012/05/15 15 Comments