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#FORGIVENESS: “Bear no malice against your worst enemy”

November 1, 2015

#FORGIVENESS “Bear no malice against your worst enemy.”
Hard to practice in a society which does the opposite.

These Forty Rules are divided into four types – Gold, Silver, Copper and Iron.  Here are my favorite rules for each element:

  • Golden Rule #7: “When you possess something, think of the one who does not possess it.”
  • Silver Rule #9: “Meet your shortcomings with a sword of self-respect.”
  • Copper Rule #5: “Do not look down upon the one who looks up to you.”
  • Iron Rule #6: “Do not reproach others, making them firm in their faults.”

Click here to view all 40 rules. http://ow.ly/yAnLC

Rarely Speak At All – Rumi

October 1, 2015

The eloquence, simplicity and magic of Rumi. #Spirituality

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Whoever Brought Me Here, Will Have To Take Me Home All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
and I intend to end up there.
This drunkenness began in some other tavern.
When I get back around to that place,
I’ll be completely sober. Meanwhile,
I’m like a bird from another continent, sitting in this aviary.
The day is coming when I fly off,
but who is it now in my ear who hears my voice?
Who says words with my mouth?
Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my…

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QUOTES TO LIVE BY: “You are not a drop in the ocean…” [Rumi]

July 12, 2014

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“You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
– Rumi