Archive for February 11th, 2009

Learn, Grow, Keep Moving

February 11, 2009
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Rumi

Knowing something intellectually is one thing. Integrating it, embodying it and becoming one with it is something else entirely. I’ve long held that we are all guided with infinite wisdom and deep love, that we co-create whatever comes into our lives, and that everything happens for a reason. And yet . . . I continued to feel tension and stress when things played out in “negative” ways.

Only recently did I begin feeling the peace that comes with understanding and acceptance in such circumstances. Over the last month or so, I’ve come to see the beauty and perfection of everything that is in front of me. And I feel more like I am in this world but not of it, a goal which I’ve aspired to for quite some time. This quote from Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, captures this mindset perfectly:

For those who realize that everything is from God, everything is the same.
                                         Rumi

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