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This wanting is like the cock, crowing at dawn, bringing the news of the coming morning254672_582955468414266_917307542_n

 

This wanting is a blessed motivation within you, in truth, it is the destroyer of obstacles

 

This wanting is the key to achieving your goals,

your army and the joyous victory proclaimed by your winning banners (Rumi, Masnavi, Book 3, Part 53)

 

Even though it is still night and darkness prevails, the sound of the cock crow, is bringing the good news of the morning.

 

I enjoy every moment of the coming of the morning.   My wanting of today is like the turning of my key in the lock of problems.   With motivation, joy and childlike enthusiasm, I open the door to my aims. My wants are my army and my power.

 

Today my army has no other choice but to be victorious, as their ships  are burnt  at  the shore.  From  today,  in  order to achieve my goals and fulfill my dreams, the power within me will be like that of a flood, whereby all obstacles would be swept away.

 

Whenever I face an obstacle along the way, I am immediately grateful, as I would get stronger when I remove the obstacle.

From Rumi on Change by Love and Reason

 


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