Hello girls and guys, you know the drill by now. This is part 6 of my Rumi series, and if you’ve been following the previous parts you’d know that I am a big fan of his many wonderful quotes. We look at two more inspiring sayings about life by Rumi, and I hope you’ll feel as warm and fuzzy as I do when I read or hear his quotes.
“If you dwell on the past or future, you will miss the moment.”
Stay in the moment. When you do that, it is said you would feel unimaginable peace, love, joy. When you do that, you’ll have less thought, and that’s when you can ‘hear’ the guidance that is whispered by the Divine, the Universe, to you. That’s when everything you touch turns to gold. That’s when you can do no wrong.
Recently, I heard about this. How do you know if you are making progress in your spiritual journey? And the answer given was by the level of your absence of thought in day-to-day living. Of course you are still able to have thoughts when they are needed, in fact you would be more efficient because you are thinking thoughts while being accompanied by the Divine.
Read: What is enlightenment?
“The mind says there is nothing beyond the physical world. The heart says there is, and I’ve been there many times.”
Try meditating for a day. Not the whole day, but try it for half an hour today. Stop your thoughts, or lessen them. One way to do that is to focus on something basic and simple like your breath. Feel the sensation of your breath going in and out of your being. That would definitely free up a lot of space that you always use for thinking.
When you are silent in your mind, only then can you hear what the universe has to tell you. Not immediately, so don’t wait impatiently for your inspiration to strike while meditating! There is a whole universe beyond the physical world, and if you could just stay silent for a little while you may discover and be able to experience this whole other reality.
Like mentioned above, don’t be impatient: where is it? where is it? Enjoy your quiet, peaceful moment, and let your vibration rise. Which just means let the good feelings fill you up, which is what happens when you meditate. Because bad feelings are caused by thinking negatively, and when you stop thought you return to your natural state of being. And that is when you connect to this whole other universe.
Read: Meditate and Manifest
Still A Lot More To Go!
But I may take a short break from Rumi. I think I will look at some quotes from other people as well. Although there are still so many wonderful quotes from Rumi that I have yet to share with you. I hope you’re enjoying the series so far, and do let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thank you for your support thus far, and I shall see you in the next one!