INCLUDING ORIGINAL BEING AWARENESS.
We must get up and take that in,
that wind that lets us live.
Breathe before it's gone.
'The Essential Rumi' - Coleman Barks
that's why they have so much heartache and sorrow.
At times I give myself up to thought purposefully;
but when I choose,
I spring up from those under its sway.
I am like a high-flying bird,
and thought is a gnat:
how should a gnat overpower me?
Rumi - Mathnawi II, 3559-3561 -
'Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance' - Camille and Kabir Helminski
is as soft and yielding as water.
Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible,
nothing can surpass it.
The soft overcomes the hard;
the gentle overcomes the rigid.
Everyone knows this is true,
but few can put it into practice.
Therefore the Master remains
serene in the midst of sorrow.
Evil cannot enter his heart.
Because he has given up helping,
he is people's greatest help.
True words seem paradoxical.
From oneself requires
The investigation into
The reality of this self.
From here arises freedom.
Freedom from this and that,
Freedom from yes and no.
Freedom to be
What one has always been,
Before one was someone.
One's physiological border,
One's intellectual border.
To go beyond these borders is
The doorway to
A vastness beyond comprehension.
You won't die. You will come to life.
And don't be concerned with how others define you.
When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it's their problem.
Whenever you interact with people, don't be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence.
You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are."
"Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on."
"You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life,
but by realizing who you are at the deepest level."