Hari ini, saya cuma mau berbagi sebuah puisi dari Rumi. Silakan dibaca dulu 🙂 Boleh juga berbagi apa perasaan/pemikiran yang timbul ketika membaca puisi ini. Kalau perasaannya mau disimpan sendiri juga boleh 😀 Besok-besok akan saya bagikan apa arti puisi ini buat saya 😉

Have a nice weekend! 🙂

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, “I am sitting in my own place in patience,” what I meant by “sitting” 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. Didn’t the Prophet say: “Make all your concerns one single concern and God will look after all your other concerns”?

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! 🙂

hanny

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