One of the wonderful things that Dr Wayne Dyer shared was the writings of Rumi. The next several weeks we will be looking at the teachings of Rumi and explore what they mean. This week; difficult experiences are wonderful teachers. Now while these experiences do hurt, they also teach us things about ourselves. Let’s look at a quote from Rumi and explore the deeper meaning.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” – Rumi
While this sounds very painful, it’s not meant to be literal, no one is firing lasers at you. What can be inferred is the place where somebody hurt you, where you are most vulnerable is where the most love can enter you. Let that loving light into you and let it heal your wounds. So, what about pain?
“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” -Rumi
Where do you hurt and what do you long for? Listen and be aware of what pains you feel. Sometimes these pains point you to what would most nourish your soul. Listen carefully to what you feel and what message it is carrying with it.
“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” -Rumi
Many times in my own life I have found myself falling in love. More often than not this lead to heartbreak. However after years of finding heartbreak I have discovered how to truly love. The heartbreak hasn’t cost me the ability to love but it has taught me to love even harder. This may sound counter intuitive but for me, it is my truth. Don’t be afraid to love.
Rumi has much more to teach us and there will be more entries in the coming weeks on some of his lessons. The internet is full of Rumi’s quotes and you can find several volumes of work from the poet. Check them out and return next week to read some more on things that you can learn from Rumi.