Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Poet Rumi On Wisdom


“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic who had many tender things to speak about the soul, life, love, and God.

His words will touch a chord in you, no matter that he was born many centuries before us.

And then again, poets have always had wisdom.

Poets are very deep people, who suffer a lot, because they see a lot.

In so very few words, they can elucidate the many mysteries of God, self, and the world.

It's like they have a bright, inner beam inside of themselves.

They study the many workings of the soul and of God.

Their heart sees what the materialist cannot see -- how beautiful God's Creation is, how wonderful our souls are, how blessed we all are, and what great potential we all have.

There is much material on the esteemed Jalaluddin Rumi. I have encountered him in my soul since 1995 and have become a better person for it.

I thought it apt that I share the above quote here as "Policy Changer" is really all about creating the changes within self first. That's how you can change the world. You create your own present and future, even as the past is gone and done for.

It's all about love, awareness, humility, and staying in the present moment wherever you are.

Click the following links to download pdf files for FREE of Rumi's poetry. I researched these from various sources today:

"A Gift of Love" compiled by Deepak Chopra




(Image from clker.com; quote from goodreads.com)