WHAT’S GOING ON, A LITTLE BIT ON OUR CURRENT PROBLEMS, AND THE WISDOM OF RUMI

The Moon visiting the City

THE MOON CAST AN OMINUS PRESENCE

On October 31st we had a blue Moon  at the furthest point from the Earth named a micro Moon this bring a lot of emotions , and feelings on edge, like if we need more at this time of uncertainty, pandemic, economical, and  political upheaval, and events coming out of nowhere, exacerbating nerves already on edge.

Usually I got no idea what my next post will be about until the moment I seat to write a new post, today my problem it’s not what to write about it, but to try to say as little as possible, without missing something that may be important and meaningful as well.

First the Holiday with Halloween, All Saints Day, and Day of the Death in a row, that today on our globalized World seem to amalgamate into a single thing, at least on my neck of the woods.

DESFILE CATRINA (1)

So be weary of heighten emotional states of mind, try to be cheerful, avoid anger if things do not go the way you want them to be, keep in mind you just have to adjust and work your mindset to be happy  regardless, remember it’s for you to change your attitude, by accepting things as they are, sure you also can start a way to change the situations you consider they need change, but do it in a peaceful state of mind, not in a angry, and destructive way.

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The most important thing, be ready for change.

The idea of providing some verses of Rumi as our guide for this trying times come to mind.

“You have woken up late, lost and perplexed but don’t rush to your books looking for answers, pick a flute instead and let your Heart play.”

Pick up a flute instead

“What comes will go, what is found, will be lost again. But what you are is beyond coming and going, and beyond description.”

“Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the World. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

“Half of life is lost in charming others. The other half is lost through anxieties caused by others. Leave this play, you have played enough.”

“I choose to love you in silence… For in silence I find no rejection. I choose to love you in my loneliness, for in my loneliness no one owns you but I.

I choose to adore you from a distance, for distance shield us both from pain.

I choose to imprison you on my thoughts, for in my thoughts freedom is for me to decide.

I choose to kiss you in the wind, for the wind is gentler than my lips.

I choose to hold you only in my dreams, for in my dreams there is no end.”

Behind the Veil

Be Lost In The Call

“Lord, said David, since you do not need us,why did you create these two worlds?

Reality replied: O prisoner of time,
I was a secret treasure of kindness and generosity,
and I wished this treasure to be known,
so I created a mirror: its shining face, the heart;
its darkened back, the world;
The back would please you if you’ve never seen the face.

Has anyone ever produced a mirror out of mud and straw?
Yet clean away the mud and straw,
and a mirror might be revealed.

Until the juice ferments a while in the cask,
it isn’t wine. If you wish your heart to be bright,
you must do a little work.

My King addressed the soul of my flesh:
You return just as you left.
Where are the traces of my gifts?

We know that alchemy transforms copper into gold.
This Sun doesn’t want a crown or robe from God’s grace.
He is a hat to a hundred bald men,
a covering for ten who were naked.

Jesus sat humbly on the back of an ass, my child!
How could a zephyr ride an ass?
Spirit, find your way, in seeking lowness like a stream.
Reason, tread the path of selflessness into eternity.

Remember God so much that you are forgotten.
Let the caller and the called disappear;
be lost in the Call.”

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi


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34 Responses to WHAT’S GOING ON, A LITTLE BIT ON OUR CURRENT PROBLEMS, AND THE WISDOM OF RUMI

  1. kethuprofumo says:

    Great post, dear Mr. Brigido! Indeed, you might always include some Astrological comment into your blogging! We miss it so much! I mean clear information based on the real planet activity but not on somebody’s opinion. 😊🎃☘

    • theburningheart says:

      Well, to be honest most of the time rarely know what I will be writing, when I seat to write my next post, besides too many trolls, and haters start bombarding me with their negative views on Astrology believing themselves to be champions of Science, and reason, without having the slight idea what Astrology it’s all about.

      Thank you Maria for your nice comment, we appreciate it. 🙂 

      • kethuprofumo says:

        You might do it in a smart way as you have done this time. Just a hint of Astrology would be enough. Agree. Trolls & orks are everywhere our days! 🤔😒

      • theburningheart says:

        I have individuals who have sent me over dozens of comments trying to show me the errors of my ways, with zero knowledge of the Magna Science.

        But like the Quixote told Sancho: “The dogs bark Sancho, a sign that we are riding.”

        Thank you Maria for your encouraging words. 🙂

      • kethuprofumo says:

        👍👍👍 True! Let them bark! And follow your path! You are welcome, dear Mr. Brigido!

  2. macalder02 says:

    Realmente interesante lsd reflexiones en tu post. En gran medida para poder soportar, con ecuanimidad, la situación llena de incertidumbre que estamos viviendo. Ha sido una lectura edificante y que servirá para prepararnos mentalmente,
    Un abrazo y que tengas una excelente semana
    Manuel Angel

    • theburningheart says:

      Vivimos tiempos dificiles, sin embargo creo que son un reto para cada uno de nosotros, para ser mejores y traer un cambio que se refleje en el Mundo entero.

      We live in difficult times, however I believe that they are a challenge for each one of us, to be better, and bring a change that will reflect in the whole world as good for it.

      Gracias Manuel y un abrazo! 🙂

      • macalder02 says:

        Más bien, gracias a ti por dejarnos reflexiones que nos permiten verlo de forma transparente y real.
        Un abrazo
        Manuel Angel

        Rather, thanks to you for leaving us reflections that allow us to see reality in a transparent and real way.
        A big hug
        Manuel Angel

  3. Good evening. There are many positive thoughts in this essay. One thing that jumped out at me is having a peaceful mind when trying to create social change. That’s important. Take care.

    • theburningheart says:

      Yes, no peace of mind, it cause misery, and negative emotional distress, that may lead you to do foolish things.
      Take care Neil, and thank you for your comment. 🙂

  4. Don Ostertag says:

    So much wisdom in those words. Thank you.

  5. My friend, this post certainly have quite a lot of fodder for thought.

  6. Quest’anno, ogni ricorrenza assume un altro significato; il mondo che conoscevamo ieri era comunque lo stesso di adesso, solo che non distinguevamo più cosa era importante ed essenziale. Distrazioni, benessere, tante bellissime parole..Oggi riscopro il rito, la corda nascosta, ilsilenzio inesprimibile che avviene in balia di forze non controllabili. E sì, c’è tutto un universo che ruota intorno a me, e io sono una particella di esso, non il padrone. Grazie.

    • theburningheart says:

      Sono contento che ti sia risvegliato, a un nuovo modo di guardare alla vita.

      Grazie per il tuo commento lo apprezziamo.

      Benedizioni a te. 🙂

  7. Thank you very much Mr. Brogido for showing so much empathy in man and the actuel situation:)
    I very much appreciate the following thought:
    “Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the World. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
    In the booklet your recommended me, “The Enchiridion” by Epictetus I read that one should never desire things, which do not really belong to us and that what appears to be the best to us should be our inviolable law!!!
    Stay healthy and my very best regards Martina

    • theburningheart says:

      Thank you Martina if you like poetry, reading Rumi it’s a must, his Masnasvi it’s a book that never leaves my side for too long.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masnavi

      I am glad you read the Enchiridion of Epictetus, a great small work of great value.

      Best wishes to you Martina! 🙂

      • I will certainly look at it closer, when I have more time. Thanks and best regards Martina

      • What beautiful thoughts!!!:) I remembered Rumi but not his work “Masnavi”!
        Reason, tread the path of selflessness into eternity.
        Thank you very much, Brogido, for having reminded me!
        Have a good day. Martina

      • theburningheart says:

        No problem Martina, I understand, we read so much stuff, and the fact we are in an age where keeping memories are not our strong point anymore, when young I used to quote verbatim, entire parts from a book I read, and even tell you in what page you could find a specific quote, longer gone are those days of yore, alas! 😔

  8. ptero9 says:

    Lovely reminders! I especially love this quote:
    “What comes will go, what is found, will be lost again. But what you are is beyond coming and going, and beyond description.”
    As a friend also reminds me:
    “If anything can go well, it will.”
    Thank you, dear Brigido! 🙂

    • theburningheart says:

      Well I tell some of my students, Rumi it’s not a cup of Wisdom, but an Ocean.
      It’s best for us to keep positive, regardless our circumstances, and negative attitude trip us easily.
      You are welcome, and take care, as well dear. 🙂

  9. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Sadly (or not sadly) the blue dress caught my eye especially. Wow. What. A. Dress!!!
    My husband often says that I “act like a man”, but in this instance, I’m all girl. I love the beautiful dress on the woman as she faces that fantastically intricate and amazing architecture.
    I love the “I choose” *poem*, especially these lines:
    “I choose to kiss you in the wind, for the wind is gentler than my lips.
    I choose to hold you only in my dreams, for in my dreams there is no end.”
    I must be in a weird romantic mood tonight.
    Thank you for your uplifting thoughts. Remaining cool and calm is so important. Admittedly, we’re watching the elections right now, and I don’t feel cool and calm. This blog (and my husband, lol) are reminding me to chill out.

    • theburningheart says:

      I am glad you enjoyed the picture, try to pick beautiful images, that more or less go with the general theme, of the post, sometimes a hard thing to do.
      The poem you love, reveals a lot of wisdom also, since we cannot control anything but our own attitude towards God, or life who rarely give us what we want, but what is our lot, so our own attitude can make us transcend our shortcomings, and unfulfilled whims, and desires, that is a blessing in disguise, most of the time if one of our wishes it’s fulfilled soon we are disappointed, and as its said: Reality bites.
      Inner Peace, only can be achieved within ourselves, not depending on external things to give it to us.
      Thank you for your nice comment, we appreciate it. 🙂

  10. All the wise words resonate with our day and time, but I especially like this one which sort of echoes my own attitude and writing:
    “Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the World. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
    Wonderful, and I hope you are safe and well!

    • theburningheart says:

      Yes, just today I was reflecting, earlier this morning seeing on my daily walk, all the old people, around my age you see exercising, on the street (it’s pretty empty of people, around that time, not precisely a crowd, so it’s safe.)
      I believe we are just around to turn the corner, in this so far awful year.

      Thank you Inese for your comment, we appreciate it.
      Best wishes to you! 🙂

  11. Dalo 2013 says:

    Great second photo of the Day of the Dead ~ and it is always a good time when reading Rumi. Wonderful post, and wish you a great final month of the year!

  12. “What comes will go, what is found, will be lost again. But what you are is beyond coming and going, and beyond description.”
    This is so true…but in the same time it’s so hard to remind it to ourselves…in this world that all the focus is on doing and achieving, is so hard to be!

    • theburningheart says:

      You may not be a Christian, but for Christians, the sin of Adam and Eve was the reason to lose the Grace of Paradise, and since then, many people point to the wrong thing as the cause of falling from grace, like disobedience, carnal concupiscence, and other reasons, when in reality the fall was due to forgetfulness…
      And what Rumi is pointing out is the last part of what you are quoting:
      “But what you are is beyond coming and going, and beyond description.”

      As Humans our memory it’s very bad, we all need a Practice to be constantly reminding ourselves that what We Are, is beyond coming and going, and beyond description.

      Blessings to you. 🙂

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