“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.”
To say that I love the poetry of Rumi, would be an understatement. However, this 13th century poet, was also a jurist, a mystic, a scholar, and…..well……he was a Muslim. There I said it, he was a Muslim. I’m not a Muslim, but he was. So what’s the big deal about that?
Seeing his writing shakes my theology to the core, or rather the theology that I did have. Back just a few years ago, I was a fundamentalist, and believed that unless you believed as I did, you had no chance with the Creator. You were doomed. So Rumi, and other bloggers that I know and appreciate, have had a huge part in a transformation of my thinking. I love and respect all people.
I am amazed now, and blessed, at how the Creator uses people of all faiths, and people with no faith, to create such beautiful art and writing. Since people were created in His image, we are all capable, of great art, great love, and we can all help to change the world.
The most recent example of putting love in action, (that just amazes me), is Austria opening its doors and helping the flood of refugees. Wow, that is so powerful, and so life changing to so….so…. many. This is also proof of the power of love, and it proves what Rumi said. Wherever we stand, we can be the soul of that place.
I wish you Peace.
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Peace and blessings to everyone.
“If you love nature, you will love people.”