Embracing Spirit

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Within our limited frames we are so much more than just bones carrying our brains,

an inner life of traveling through, of breathing in and embracing spirit,

the true person not seen.

    

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Deeper in the Heart by Rumi

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“As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner.”

Rumi

This quote is rich, and deep with meaning. First, I think Rumi is letting us know that we need to go deeper internally, but he is also saying we need to dwell there on a regular basis, or live there. This is not a vacation where we visit a few days and we go back to the place we were. It is a matter of living in the heart, as a way of life, daily.

But what does he mean by living in the heart? Is it only a matter of how we think? I believe he means for us to be who we really are, not plastic or phony. We also need to remember that Rumi was deeply religious, so for him, I believe he was concerned about honesty, and having faith in God. He was also very much aware of the power of love. So for Rumi, I believe he was saying we should go deeper, discovering who we are, allowing faith to grow strong, and being filled with love.

When we go deeper, and live in our hearts, we can see ourselves better. We can understand ourselves, and the world around us more clearly. We can have a clear vision for the future. We see ourselves for who we really are.

Peace.

Writing and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Soul

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The part of us we cannot see,

searching, yearning,

for the divine,

alive, arms reaching,

to be connected,

heavenward, or at least,

the arms of another soul,

seeing the divine there.

The part of us that travels,

to eternity,

for now breathing,

in our shell,

accepting or rejecting.

Some say empty yourself,

then you will have peace,

others say be filled,

some say do both,

one thing is for certain,

the soul is the part of us,

made in His image,

with the capacity,

for great and wondrous Love.

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Blessings to everyone and PEACE!

Poetry © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

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Quotes by Rumi on the Inner Life

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Rumi is one of my favorite philosopher/poets. His work is mystical and filled with truth. His work is also so filled with love, that we can learn, and grow from it. I won’t write much here, because I want his words to speak.

Blessings to everyone and PEACE!

 Commentary © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

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