I heard a quote the other day from Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet. He said, “Do you pay regular visits to yourself?”
And it made me wonder. Do I?
In a world where we are helping others, working with others, raising others, feeding others, do we ever get a chance to stop and sit with ourselves and reflect on where we are, what we want and how we are doing?
This got me reading other quotes by Rumi and there are so many that touch the heart.
“What you seek is seeking you.”
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
“Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.”
“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?”
“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
The way appears. So often, we do not know what to do next. We are living in unprecedented times surrounded by uncertainty. But if we embrace the moment and put one foot in front of the other right now, the way appears.
The door is wide open. If we do not worry about judging ourselves or others, we are free.
Free to live, to love, to visit with ourselves. And if we take that time, we may find out we have a lot to say.