Rumi Named My Blog

Rumi’s Ruby

“It has no resistance to sunlight.”

“The ruby and the sunrise are one.”

“Be courageous and discipline yourself.”

“Keep digging your well.”

“Submit to a daily practice.”

“Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who’s there.”

When we allow ourselves to be pierced by something true and authentic, it can warm the coldest parts of ourselves.  So too are we one with everything that we split into little categories and isolations.  The best discipline there is, is in service of our true mission in life. Instead of persisting in the attempt to quench our thirst through others or through things, if we relentlessly “dig” our own “well”, we will tap into endless waters.  The ideas and actions we give energy to on a daily basis, show our true values.  That which we give the most time to, should be that which we value most.  Devotion is its own reward.

So, just in time for Valentine’s Day, a little love poem to ourselves…

In the early morning hour,
just before dawn, lover and beloved wake
and take a drink of water.

She asks, “Do you love me or yourself more?
Really, tell the absolute truth.”
He says, “There’s nothing left of me.
I’m like a ruby held up to the sunrise.
Is it still a stone, or a world
made of redness? It has no resistance
to sunlight.”
The ruby and the sunrise are one.
Be courageous and discipline yourself. 

Completely become hearing and ear,
and wear this sun-ruby as an earring.
Work. Keep digging your well.
Don’t think about getting off from work.
Water is there somewhere.
Submit to a daily practice.
Your loyalty to that
is a ring on the door.
Keep knocking, and the joy inside
will eventually open a window
and look out to see who’s there. (-Rumi)


And that is how this blog got its name 🙂

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