Sometimes a simple message comes when you need it most. I've studied the 13th Century mystic Persian poet and philosopher, Rumi for years. Long ago, my brother gave me two volumes of Rumi's work translated in 1930. I learned he had passed on a treasure to me. It was the beginning of my love of Rumi's timeless thinking.
On a stressful day, one of his messages spoke to me. Just 15 words that held the power of the future here and now:
"You are a RUBY embedded in granite. How long will you pretend it isn't true?
First, it was the word RUBY that caught me. I am a Cancer-girl; my birthstone is RUBY. I've loved the sound of the word. Then the message I heard from Rumi was I am a unique precious gemstone surrounded by the safety of God. It was meant for me that day. I wasn't feeling precious or anything like a gemstone. I was too busy for almost anything. I felt alone and overwhelmed.
Ever had one of those days?
I found this new picture of the rough cut Ruby crystal. It is more like me than the sparkling cut version. It seemed to reflect the unfinished truth of a work-in-progress. All natural rubies have imperfections. Me too. :-)
How about you?
Do you see your own POTENTIAL?
...or have you been to busy too notice?
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