Rumi taught us many lessons in his lifetime. One of the most poignant lessons is that a parson’s thoughts do not own that person. You can control your thoughts and not let them get you down. Sometimes though it is easier that it sounds but fear not and put work into it.
“Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open?” – Rumi
Worry is a prison from which you can escape. Also it is a habitual habit that you can change. Just be mindful of your thoughts and when you start to have worry thoughts notice them and let them pass. The door is open to walk away from the prison of worry, simply worry less.
“Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.” – Rumi
Have you ever had so much trouble thinking about things that you do nothing? It is a terrible habit to get into this over thinking things. If you can let go of over thinking and take some action you will find that you are better off than it you had sat around all day thinking about every little thing.
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” – Rumi
Think of your thoughts as visiting, even the unpleasant ones. But, don’t let them overstay their welcome. They may be messengers about how you are feeling, or experiencing in the moment, but it is not who you are. These thoughts can be asked to leave from the guest house of your mind. Be grateful for thoughts though, good and bad for they come and go.