715 – Rely only on your heart

A poem.

Do not grieve over past joys,
be sure they will reappear in another form.
A child’s joy is in milk and nursing,
but once weaned, it finds new joy in bread and honey.
Joy appears in many different forms
It moves from place to place.
It may suddenly show in the falling rain.
Or in the rose bed; it comes now as water,
Now as beauty, or as nourishing bread.
But suddenly it may show its face
From behind the veil and destroy all idols
That prevent you from seeking the divine.
In sleep when the soul leaves the body
You may dream of yourself as a tall cypress
Or as a beautiful rose, but be
Warned my friend,
All these phantoms dissolve into thin air
Once the soul returns to the body.
Do not rely on anything but your heart.

Jalaluddin Rumi: Rumi’s Little Book of Life Continue reading

009 – Mantra from the heart

Words are powerful. They stay around long after we are gone. Amati is a word which means dull mindedness, lack of inspiration, poverty of ideas and emptiness. Amati is also found with
Durmati which means fear, evil thoughts, evil tensions and evil intuition. And it is located in our mind. Amhas means anxieties, and it reflects that we need to be free of it. Continue reading