“The Prophet said, “There are some who see me by the same light in which I am seeing them. Our natures are one. Without reference to any strands of lineage, without reference to texts or traditions, we drink the life-water together.” (Rumi) Let us meditate on drinking the “life-water together.”
“I honor those who try to rid themselves of any lying, who empty the self and have only clear being there.”(Rumi) Let us meditate on being as clear as a diamond shining in the sun.
“This being human is a guest house, every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be greatful for whoever, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. (Rumi). Let us meditate on calmness and develop the welcoming spirit for all experiences to arrive as blessings..
“There is a way between voice and presence where information flows. In disciplined silence it opens. With wandering talk it closes.” (Rumi) Let us meditate on the deep silence that is only heard from within our hearts and let that silence connect us to the collective heart of humanity.
July 29-Aug. 4:
“When you are with everyone but me, you’re with no one. When you are with one one but me, you’re with everyone. Instead of being so bound up with everyone, be everyone. When you become that many, you’re nothing. Empty. (Rumi) Let us meditate on being everyone.