How can a 13th-century Sufi mystic help you navigate your spiritual path?
The answer is both simple and profound. The mystical poetry of Rumi, who was born Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī in present-day Afghanistan, has an incredible capacity to ignite the fire of divine love in our hearts and illuminate the way of passion for spiritual seekers.
I wrote this post for The Shift Network blog. I hope you enjoy the beauty of Rumi’s poetry!
Wherever you are in your spiritual search, Rumi is there, comforting, encouraging and inspiring you to leap with joyous abandon into the loving arms of the Divine.
If your first exposure to unfamiliar spiritual teachings uproots your belief system and leaves you reeling from information overload, Rumi is there, welcoming you into a new and beautiful world of understanding and assuring you that all is well.
Looking up gives light,
though at first it makes you dizzy.
If your search for wisdom is exclusively directed outwards, Rumi is there, admonishing you to look within.
There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, and
yet you go door to door asking for crusts.
Knock on your inner door. No other.
If you tell yourself that you are unworthy of (more…)