Come beloved, and sit at the gate of Nothingness,
God will bring you bread without the taste of bread,
Sweetness without the honey or the bee,
And when the future and the past are dissolved
There will only be you, lying senseless like a lute
On the breast of God.
These words find their way into my brain in a way that makes it easy to visualize the stillness and peace.
After a few readings over the course of a couple of weeks, I was also able to see one step past the more literal imagery of the last two lines.
Rumi tells us to relax into life and allow it to play us like a musical instrument.
It’s the idea that our collective energy, God, the Universe (or whatever you identify it as) moves through us to do our highest bidding, and all we need to do in order to make beautiful music is show up and feel into our bodies.
I’m still getting accustomed to relinquishing control and still have times where I find it difficult to trust that I will find the balance between going with the flow and being lazy.
How do you know when you’re supposed to push ahead and when you’re supposed to lay back?
I’d love to hear how you find the balance in your own life. Feel free to share in the comments.
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