March 21, 2018

I Love Rumi Poetry


Here’s a poem from Rumi that I just love ~

“Close your eyes

Fall in love

Stay there.”

This reminds me that I always have the choice to choose my experience and what I want to feel and create. Knowing that I can do this gives me a sense of empowerment and happiness. I know that the quality of my thoughts determines the quality of my experience. In this sense, I create my experience of reality by how I think about what happens. Or by thinking what I want to believe and feel, that creates my experience.

There’s an adage that “seeing is believing.” That’s for people who need to see something first before they will believe it. Actually this is backwards. It’s really that believing is seeing. What do I mean by that? What you believe literally impacts what you see and hear, what you experience.

Try this experiment to check this out ~

  • Remember the day you received your breast cancer diagnosis and remember how you felt ~ the shock, disbelief, and knowing that your life would never be the same. See yourself as you were at that time and what you looked like when you got the news about  your health.
  • Remember one of the happiest moments in your life. In your mind’s eye, see that situation. See every detail, including the location, time of day, who else was there, and see yourself happy.

Two different scenes with different thoughts and emotions. And you literally looked very different in each situation. Try an experiment and change your thoughts about those 2 events ~

  • Remember the day you received your diagnosis and change your feelings to curiosity and to knowing that a doorway opened to crack your heart open to more love. Literally feel the love and curiosity and notice what happens to your experience.
  • Remember one of the happiest moments in your life and feel a sense of neutral acceptance of the event. Notice how that changes your experience.

The point of this is for you to literally experience how your thoughts and feelings change how you see and experience events in life.  My suggestion is that you continue to experiment with this until you feel that you are getting some skill in doing this. Then you will know that you have the choice about how you will respond to what happens in your life, and that you can be more of the source of creation for your experiences. You can create more experiences of love by choosing thoughts that support love. Let us know how this goes!

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