Saturday, April 28, 2012
day 6 of the island, and 10 life tips from Rumi
day 6 of the island time. every day, the forecast warns that the weather might change tomorrow. and so far, every day the weather remained on the sunny side for another day.
this morning, i browsed files and blogs, and came across another sunrise that waited in a folder. and in Len Kuntz' blog, these lines waited:
10 Life tips from Rumi
1. Challenge Fear
"Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious."
2. Be Bold
"Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth."
3. Have Gratitude
"Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life."
4. Take Action
"Why should I stay at the bottom of a well, when a strong rope is in my hand?"
5. Have Faith
"As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears."
6. Embrace Setbacks
"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?"
7. Look Inside
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
8. Learn From Suffering
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
9. Don't Be Concerned With What Others Think Of You
"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think."
10. Do What You Love
"Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love."
(Len Kuntz Link + another link, which arrived via mail: Emerson’s “The Poet”—A Circling )