Hari ini, saya cuma mau berbagi sebuah puisi dari Rumi. Silakan dibaca dulu ๐Ÿ™‚ Boleh juga berbagi apa perasaan/pemikiran yang timbul ketika membaca puisi ini. Kalau perasaannya mau disimpan sendiri juga boleh ๐Ÿ˜€ Besok-besok akan saya bagikan apa arti puisi ini buat saya ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a nice weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

IF I SIT IN MY OWN PLACE
A poem by Rumi

I know that God will give me my daily bread. There is no need to run about and waste my energies needlessly. In fact, when I gave up any ideas of money, food, clothes, of satisfying physical desire, then everything began to come to me naturally.

When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without any pain.

From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me; when it cannot attract me any more to go to it, it has to come to me. There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.

What I am saying is: busy yourselves with the business of the Other World, and everything in this world will run after you. When I said, โ€œI am sitting in my own place in patience,โ€ what I meant by โ€œsittingโ€ is sitting as applied to the business of the world to come.

If you sit occupied with the world to come you are in fact running; if you run about for the affairs of this world you are actually staying still and not doing anything real. Didnโ€™t the Prophet say: โ€œMake all your concerns one single concern and God will look after all your other concernsโ€?

Say there are ten worries nagging at you; choose the one about the Divine World, and God personally will see to the other nine worries without any need for you to do anything. There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.

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PS: Thank you, Eva, for the poem! ๐Ÿ™‚

hanny

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  1. kucing aja tiap hari bisa makan, masa manusia ngga? hihihi ๐Ÿ˜€ saya ngga ngerti ah han, berat banget maknanya

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