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Be empty

“Be empty of worrying.1405_350210701775942_1903357940_n
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”



Story of a friend

A lover after searching for a long time finds the beloved’s house and knocks on the door.self-transformation

The beloved says, “Who are you?”

The lover says, “It’s me.”

The beloved says, this is not the time for meeting as you are still raw!


Who can cook the raw, other than the fire of separation and distance?

Which will deliver him from this hypocrisy


The  lover  returns  and  for  the  whole  year  suffers  being separated

from the beloved and becomes ripe and cooked. He goes to the beloved

and knocks on the door, full of fear and with proper manners.

The beloved asks, “Who are you? “

The lover says, “It’s you!”


Now that you are me, O, I, come in

as there is no room in this house for two “I”s (Rumi, Masnavi,

Book 1, Part 144)

From Rumi on Change by Love and Reason

Translated by Sherry Nabijou








Dying is one of the most important aspects of Love. Rumi specifically emphasises on dying. pg04-topphotos

In his view, death and life are inseparable.


A child who is growing is constantly in the process of dying and living. Rumi sees every moment of life as new.


With each breath the world becomes anew, and we are unaware of this renewal


Life like a new stream flows through,

and it appears to be continuous (Rumi, Masnavi, Book 1, Part


From Rumi on Change by Love and Reason

Translated by Sherry Nabijou

Your pain

One day your heart will take you to your lover.asics-runner-anxiety-450x534
One day your soul will carry you to the Beloved.
Don’t get lost in your pain –
Know that one day your pain will become your cure.